I can not see the air sack anymore?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by stefmech, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. stefmech

    stefmech Out Of The Brooder

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    May 19, 2008
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    I have a broody on some eggs, we are on day 19. She got off for a moment, and I sneaked a few eggs to candle. One of the eggs was completely dark, no air sack at all. What does that mean?
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    It means the chick has internally pipped and is filling up the egg.
     
  3. stefmech

    stefmech Out Of The Brooder

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    How long before I might see an external pip? It has been over 12 hours since I candled and saw no air sack.
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Put them back and leave them be now. It can be anywhere from 24-72 more hours before they get out.
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Yep, I agree....leave them alone. Everytime you mess with them you reduce their chance of hatching.
     

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