Is it BAD when you unpack shipped eggs and.........

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PearlD, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. PearlD

    PearlD Songster

    Apr 15, 2007
    Northwest Alabama
    there are air bubbles floating throughout the eggs?
    I personally thought it was a bad thing, but I haven't let them settle yet, and wondered if the air sac was supposed to be floating around. Doesn't sound right to me............ Anyone seen this before?
  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Crowing

    Let them sit for 24 hours then take a look at them. It very well could be bad, but you never know unless you try to hatch them.
  3. SkeeredChicken

    SkeeredChicken Songster

    Feb 27, 2007
    Orlando, Florida
    apparently shipped eggs are bad for having rough appearing air cells. I had mine shipped to me a few months back. I bought them online form an in state source. After I picked them up from the post office, I let them sit in the bator with the lid open for about an hour. I didn't candle the eggs before I put them in. A few days later when I candled them, I was concerned because the are cells looked rough and misshappen. Here's a few pics:



    I was "skeered" about it, but the ended up hatching fine. From personal experience, I hope I can resist the urge to pop them in the bator so fast. That's going to be very hard, though, lol.
  4. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    As long as they don't roll all around the entire egg, they should be fine. I let mine sit 8+ hours and normally have fine results, but it varies.

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