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  1. Shanaywe

    Shanaywe Out Of The Brooder

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    So I put my eggs in lockdown but then had to move them due to the incubator acting up. Are they okay? I set then small in downward. One has began to pup and I was wondering if it's normal for their air sacs to be at the top of the egg for hatching?
     
  2. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, air sac at the top is normal. Small side down is correct. If one has pipped already, I would say it's good. As long as the temp and humidity was not fluctuated too much during the move. Good luck! Let us know how it turns out.
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes it's normal. Air sacs should be at the fat end of the egg and if it has pipped there that's fine. Try to keep your humidity up and don't open the incubator so that the humidity stays up. Good luck :fl
     
  4. Orca5094

    Orca5094 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, as Outpost JWB said, the air cell is supposed to be at the top of the egg (at the large end) so they can hatch out without drowning in the fluid inside the egg. ;)

    Good luck with your hatch!
     
  5. Shanaywe

    Shanaywe Out Of The Brooder

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    Awesome thank you all so much! So far i have 2/7 that have pipped very little! Im just hoping they will come with more time
     
  6. Outpost JWB

    Outpost JWB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YEAH! Pips! Keep us updated please![​IMG]
     
  7. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Congrats on your pips :celebrate

    Hatching is long process so patience is a virtue!
     
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