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Is there any way to tell if there is water in air cell?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by alogue5173, Oct 1, 2012.

  1. alogue5173

    alogue5173 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 11, 2012
    Harrison, Georgia
    Okay, I am on day 16 and was wondering if there was any way to tell if there is water in the air cells? Can you see it if you candle? My humidity has fluctuated a bit and I am sooo nervous. When I candle I still see very prominent clear blood vessels and good movement. I'd hate for thing to be going so well and them to drown at hatch.
  2. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member

    Aug 23, 2012
    My Coop
    I am not sure if u can actually see it, besides air cell tracking n weighing!
    I have alot of info saved in an article https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101
    scroll to the middle of the article, start with why weight and air cell tracking is important : ) there are pics too

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