Incubating eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickencoop97, Sep 29, 2014.

  1. 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. :)
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

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    Hmm. After seeing the pics I think some of 5/6 of the eggs are on day 19. And one is one day 7. Silly hen how'd this happen.. I'm using a broody hen for incubation thanks for the help :)
     
  4. ChickenCanoe

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    Depending on your ambient humidity, the air cell can be different.
     
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    Ah.. So it is possible that the eggs are not on day 19 and they're on some other day?
     
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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.
     
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    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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