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I am at a loss understanding the Aircell?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by audy5000g, May 5, 2016.

  1. audy5000g

    audy5000g Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So I have all these eggs. 5 dozen. And I even bought a candler. I went in a dark room with the eggs. And I'm so confused how to find the air sac. To know if it's wobbly, or if it's detached, I'm clueless.

    I guess I don't know what to look for.
     
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Make sure that you are candling down into the egg from the top (rounded fat end) of the egg. When the light shines through the air cell you should be able to clearly make out the difference. Candling from the bottom or side will not usually give you a clear picture of the air cell. If your light isn't bright enough or you are candling darker eggs that will also make it harder to see.
     
  3. audy5000g

    audy5000g Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's funny I was doing from bottom. I'll check again this way.
     
  4. audy5000g

    audy5000g Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok that worked. I see the air cell. But how do I know if it's detached or wobbly? It moved.
     
  5. AmyLynn2374

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    If it moves down the egg when you tilt it, like a free floating bubble, it's detached. If it stays at the top but is jiggly, it's just wobbly. Wobbly cells will usually firm up and be ok, especially if they are just tilted instead of rolled or auto turned the first few days. Detached air cells are a pain and there's not much you can do other than hatch upright and hope for the best.
     
  6. audy5000g

    audy5000g Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. Thanks I'll look again.
     
  7. audy5000g

    audy5000g Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just gave up. I don't really understand the Aircell. I tried [​IMG]
     
  8. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might try looking at photos and youtube so you know what you're looking for.
     
  9. audy5000g

    audy5000g Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good idea
     

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