incubating eggs for the first time

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SAMnELLA, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. SAMnELLA

    SAMnELLA Songster

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    I have one egg that has the air cell on the side.:idunnoCould that work ?
     
  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    Were they shipped egg?
     
  3. SAMnELLA

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    No not shipped. We were out of town and eggs weren't collected, but the hens wouldn't sit on them so I brought them in. On day 10 and it's alive.
     
  4. SAMnELLA

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    It's around day 16 and the one with the side air cell is still ok.:jumpy
     
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    OK everyone hatched except for the one with the air cell on the side. Not ready to give up on it though.
     
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    Is there any information on air cells anywhere ?
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

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    There's a ton of it...but what specifically do you want to know?
     
  8. SAMnELLA

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    I would like to know why it's bad to have an air cell on the side of the egg. That egg never did hatch but I still would like to know why/what happens.
     
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    I have actually started a thread about that, and got this answer from an experienced hatcher whose answers are always honest and logical, as I recall my side air cell egg did not hatch, but that hatch overall was abysmal.

    Here's some other threads about them:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/se...ll+on+side&t=post&o=relevance&c[title_only]=1
     
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