Incubating eggs

chickencoop97

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Hello guys, I'm incubating 6 eggs for my first hatch and I candled them they are 10 days now. I noticed that one egg has an air sac smaller than all others. Can somebody post here how eggs should look when candled during incubation? Thanks a lot for the help. :)
 

ChickenCanoe

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The air cell doesn't determine the day of incubation. The day of incubation and air cell determines if the humidity has been correct.

Rather than candle and worry about humidity. I weigh my eggs. They should lose 0.65% weight each day. Different eggs will lose at a different rate so by weighing the eggs I know if I need to raise or lower humidity.
 

chickencoop97

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Aug 11, 2014
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The air cell doesn't determine the day of incubation. The day of incubation and air cell determines if the humidity has been correct.

Rather than candle and worry about humidity. I weigh my eggs. They should lose 0.65% weight each day. Different eggs will lose at a different rate so by weighing the eggs I know if I need to raise or lower humidity.


i see. So if they are losing too much then I should raise the humidity then? How can I do this I'm using a broody hen.
 

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