How to tell if air sac is ruptured?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ParadisePoultry, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. ParadisePoultry

    ParadisePoultry Hey, I'm WALKIN' here !

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    Oct 19, 2009
    Paradise (Braham), Mn
    OK, I did a search on this, but found nothing. I'm wondering (obviously) how to tell if the air sac in shipped eggs is intact or not. If it's ruptured, does it move around if you candle it before you incubate it?
     
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    You can see it moveing around when you candle.
     
  3. Paganbird

    Paganbird CrescentWood Farm

    Apr 25, 2009
    Western Pa
    Yeah, it will roll around like a bubble. Do a search for "tremulous air cell" or "detached air cell" and you'll get more results including tips for getting them to hatch.
    They are less likely to hatch, but it is possible - I've done it.
     
  4. ParadisePoultry

    ParadisePoultry Hey, I'm WALKIN' here !

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    Thanks everyone- that's just what I needed. BYC comes through again!
     

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