huge air sack? need help!

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  1. silkielover92

    silkielover92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    this is my first time incubating eggs and I am trying the dry incubation process I candled tonight and am on day 15 but the 6 that are supposed to hatch soon seem to have a abnormally large air sack is this normal? I read somewhere that when the air sac is too big it means they are shrink wrapped... Is their any way to fix this?
     
  2. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You may have waited too late to correct this sadly. You have to watch those air cells like a hawk, and weigh those eggs regularly with dry incubation.
     
  3. silkielover92

    silkielover92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Poop, okay thank you.
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    I can't find anything suggesting how to fix this. What is your humidity now? You might still be able to get viable chicks out of this hatch [​IMG]

    Here's a good guide to humidity and moisture loss for next time:

    http://www.brinsea.com/customerservice/humidity.html

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/how-to-incubate-hatch-eggs-using-the-dry-incubation-method

    And just in case you need to help these guys hatch read through here:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/step-by-step-guide-to-assisted-hatching

    Best of luck!
     
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  5. Sally Sunshine

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  6. CayuseRanch

    CayuseRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pics of the air cell might help. If this isyour first time, large to you maybe norma.
     
  7. silkielover92

    silkielover92 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bumped the humidity to 45-50 hoping that may help a bit. I will try to take picture tonight, thank you for your guys,help!
     
  8. fireflyhatchery

    fireflyhatchery Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have found that 60% humidity the whole time gets a better overall hatch rate. Evening bumping it to 65% during setting is ideal. Hope it helps for nxt time
     
  9. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You must live somewhere dry firefly, if I kept my humidity at 60%, I would end up with drowned soup chicks. I live in the mountains where the humidity is always high to begin with.
     
  10. fireflyhatchery

    fireflyhatchery Chillin' With My Peeps

    Ya I live in Iowa and it is a dry winter usually.
     

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