I'm not sure...have the air cells ruptured?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by changthor, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. changthor

    changthor Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm starting up my first hatch. so help me out please. when I candle my eggs on day 5 of incubating. I noticed that some of the eggs have a bubble that moves freely as i turn the egg. I have the idea that they are bad now and i should toss them. Please tell me that i'm wrong, that i should wait to see what happens. I'm just so sad thinking about the scenarios of what if...
     
  2. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    um. I don't think they're supposed to have a bubble. I think that's a bad sign. [​IMG]
     
  3. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes you have a broken air cell. I have those on a bunch of my shipped eggs. I was told that to get a good hatch out of those you need to hatch them in an egg carton so the air cell will stay where it needs to stay, otherwise I don't think that the chick will be able to find it.
     
  4. changthor

    changthor Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:thanks...i'll try that. but they don't seem to be developing like the others. no dark spot or viening. just a dark yolk. i believe it to be fertile...but just never developed and died at an early stage.
     
  5. cici_p

    cici_p Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Give them a while. I had a few broken air cells (completely free floating air bubble in the egg) that I thought were totally scrambled. I propped them in an egg carton anyway. . .they are now all developing normally. So we'll see what happens. . .
     

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