HELP!! Many floating air cells!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Griffin Nest, May 12, 2011.

  1. Griffin Nest

    Griffin Nest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just received 11 eggs today in the mail and more than half of them have floating air cells! Some even have bubbles!! They were VERY nicely packed, but the post just HAD to mess them up somehow. [​IMG]

    Do these eggs usually begin developing?? Will they hatch if I place those ones in a carton when they hatch? Will the air cells ever reattach??? Please give me some hope!! [​IMG]
     
  2. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

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    Is it a bunch of tiny bubbles moving around? If so, they will not hatch... [​IMG]
     
  3. Griffin Nest

    Griffin Nest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Why not? What do the bubbles do?
     
  4. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
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    No idea.. But none of mine have done anything... [​IMG]

    I am sorry... [​IMG]

    If some are the whole air cell... You can sometimes set the air cell... Just keep them stored fat end up and it should set in about 12-24 hours..
     
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  5. Griffin Nest

    Griffin Nest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:soo, it can re-attach?
     
  6. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

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    The ones with the tiny bubbles are goners... But the ones with the detached air cell can *sometimes* reattach..
     
  7. rarely bored

    rarely bored Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You'll never know until you try. My shipment of eggs contained on egg with a slooshing air cell, it did begin to develop.
     
  8. gamebirdsonly

    gamebirdsonly Overrun With Chickens

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    Sorry to say but you be lucky if any even grow let alone hatch. I just threw out 45 eggs I got through shipping and most had detached air sacs or many bubbles [​IMG]
     
  9. Griffin Nest

    Griffin Nest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:is there a reason they dont hatch or it it just a fact?
     
  10. BawGock

    BawGock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Loosened air cells usually hatch no problem.
    The ruptured aircells (the bubbly ones) most likely won't hatch but I would give them a chance anyways.
    Somewhere in the part of the forum I have hear someone hatching one but I have never had luck myself.
    But I still give them a chance.
    Let the eggs sit for 24 hours upright before placing them in the bator.
    Carolyn
     

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