Is my egg drowning

brahmabreeder

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Has it been 65% this whole time? If so they probably didn't loose moisture but instead water went inside the air sack filling it up. Too much moisture equals a bad hatch.
 

brahmabreeder

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Yes because when the internally pip they have to exercise their lungs and start breathing. Since there is water is there they breathe that in and essentially drown. Probably not going to have a good hatch. I've never had this happen but I will tell you what *I* would do. Take a syringe and needle and stab it into the top of the air sack. Then slowly withdraw some of the fluid from the air sack. Then put them back in the bator in an egg carton or if that's not possible put some candle wax on the hole. This might help some. Hopefully an expert on the matter will chime in..
 

Bill 101

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Well, now, you've got my attention. I have never heard of sucking out moisture from an egg. I'm curious, how big is the air cell? I can't figure how the water got in there in the first place. Even at 65% humidity the air cell would grow, just not fast enough to allow the chicks to hatch without problems, so why is there water in there?
Have you been misting the eggs?


OH, one other thing. It's day 19 !! I doubt there is time to extract enough water to allow the chicks to hatch, but if you could, this is probably the only chance they'd have.
 
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brahmabreeder

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Well, now, you've got my attention. I have never heard of sucking out moisture from an egg. I'm curious, how big is the air cell? I can't figure how the water got in there in the first place. Even at 65% humidity the air cell would grow, just not fast enough to allow the chicks to hatch without problems, so why is there water in there?
Have you been misting the eggs?


OH, one other thing. It's day 19 !! I doubt there is time to extract enough water to allow the chicks to hatch, but if you could, this is probably the only chance they'd have.
I was just making assumptions on this. Like I said I haven't had this happen to me ever because I run my eggs at low humiditys. I also can't see the egg for my self so that makes things slightly harder to judge what actually is happening.
 

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