Incubating against the odds...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SavKel&RynKel, Apr 7, 2018.

  1. SavKel&RynKel

    SavKel&RynKel Free Ranging

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    So this evening we started our third incubation, a friend of ours recieved a blue copper maran rooster and his Americauna has been laying fertile green eggs quite consistently. We had eight saved from march 29th until today, and threw in a random brown egg just to fill the incubator. I've uploaded a picture so you can see, these eggs are very small and oblong, so I'm not positive they will do great, and with some of them being over a week old i know their success rate is decreased-but we've tried some tricks such as the pointy side down in an effort to give all these eggs a fighting chance!
    We'd love to hear your thoughts and suggestions and we'll keep you posted on the details over the next few weeks! 20180407_201543.jpg
     
  2. bridget123

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    Goodluck with the hatch :jumpy
     
  3. ChickNanny13

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    :thumbsup Best wishes :jumpy
     
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  4. SavKel&RynKel

    SavKel&RynKel Free Ranging

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    Is it possible to have an air sack on the first day? We saw this in ~3 of the 9 we candled, with enlarged embryos in 7. This was the best image I was able to pull but will try to look for more. aiirsack.png
     
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  5. Nyla

    Nyla Crowing

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    There is a air sack in every egg when it's first laid. It's found at the fat end of the egg. Are you asking if your egg has a air sack?
     
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  6. SavKel&RynKel

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    I had no idea. I thought it developed a few days in. Usually i don't candle until like a week in, but this time i wanted to do a few things different. I wasn't asking about this egg in particular, but just if it was normal/possible so early in the game. The circle that you can barely see in the image is almost as large as a dime in real life, so i was surprised that it could be so large so fast, but if it started at birth then that actually makes a lot of sense. Thanks!
     
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  7. Nyla

    Nyla Crowing

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    My Muscovy eggs air sacks are around the size of a dime when laid. What are your eggs? Chickens or ducks? If chickens, bantams of standards? I'll look up air cell charts for you.
     
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  8. Nyla

    Nyla Crowing

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  9. SavKel&RynKel

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    These are standard chickens, though the hen lays a smaller oblong egg than what I'm used to.
    Thanks for that chart! I looked up something like "chicken air sack chart" and the ones i saw were all day 4 or day 7...but that one spells it out.
     
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  10. Nyla

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    Your very welcome! If you need anymore help feel free to ask!
     
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