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Is it possible to hatch from egg with broken aircell? UPDATE

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by claud, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. claud

    claud Songster

    Dec 12, 2007
    I got some really nice Welsummer eggs from mothergoose. Unfortunately, the postal service was not kind to them and most had broken aircells. Only a few are developing now(day 11) but a couple of the developing ones are in eggs with broken aircells. Is it possible to hatch these eggs?
    Last edited: Apr 24, 2009

  2. I'll let you know tomorrow. I have a couple eggs in the hatcher that have detached aircells, but have developed normally up until now. I haven't candled them since I put them in the hatcher on Monday evening, but they were kicking around at that time.
  3. baldie

    baldie Songster

    Sep 25, 2008
    Douglas, MA
    I have had air cells that got mixed up through shipping. It looked like the air sack was 2 air scaks one on each side of the egg almost but attatched where the air sack should be and they still hatched. I would wait it out and see what happens. [​IMG]
  4. Fudgie

    Fudgie Hatching Queen - Got Fudge?

    I look at it this way. Put them in what do you have to loose. If they are gone they are gone but if they are not they have a fighting chance still.
  5. jimnjay

    jimnjay Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    I have had lots of shipped eggs hatch from air cells that were disturbed. You can tell when the are a no go at the beginning, there will be bubbles throughout the egg when you rotate it. Those will not develop. When in doubt set them and see what happens. Watch closely during the hatch ones with air cells that extend down the side of the egg can often be difficult for the chicks to hatch but you can most often help if necessary.
  6. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    what does a broken air cell look like?
  7. CANDLE98

    CANDLE98 Songster

    Dec 29, 2008
    Meridian Idaho
    I have a pip in an egg right now that has a broken air cell. I am hatching them in an egg carton so the air cell stays in the big end. So far so good! I will let you know how the rest of the hatch goes!

  8. cici_p

    cici_p Songster

    Feb 27, 2009
    I have quite a few developing normally that had detached air cells. One that had a small bubble floating around in the egg *and* a seeping crack at the small end--I figured it was completely scrambled--but it has great development currently (day 14 duck egg). I almost tossed this egg, but though, oh well, what the heck.
    I am looking forward to hearing about everyone's eggs like this and whether or not they hatch.
  9. claud

    claud Songster

    Dec 12, 2007
    Thanks everyone for the optimism! Let me know how things work out for you and I will keep you posted on mine.
  10. ryple

    ryple In the Brooder

    Apr 10, 2009
    Let me join this flurry. I'm on day 4 with 5 silky duck eggs, all with conjoined air cells.
    there seems to be early development, and I don't have floating bubbles, so we'll see!
    Thanks for the words of hope!

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