HUGE air cells on shipped eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by texaschickmom, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. texaschickmom

    texaschickmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These eggs are on day 14 and there are little chicks dancing around in there. These were shipped eggs that took 6 days for the USPS to get to me. Out of 10, only 3 have made it this far. My concern is that 2 of these have huge air cells...I'm talking 1/2 of the egg! Will the chicks be deformed? Will they even develop fully with less room? I need to hear some voices of experience out there. Please....
     
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    OldChurchEggery1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. texaschickmom

    texaschickmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Since I received them SO late (6 days) I only let them rest for 12 hours. I figured I better get them in the incubator or I would have none hatch at all. I'm down to these three. I wish I had 4 hands so I could take a picture of this enormous air cell. It took my breath away when I saw it this morning. [​IMG]
    Thanks for that link. Very informative. I'll definitely bookmark that for future reference.
    I guess I'll just see what happens. I'm just wondering if the little thing will get squished in there and be deformed. I sure hope not....
     

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