Is This Air Cell To Big?????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BirdBoy88, Jan 31, 2009.

  1. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    This duck egg i have here is on day 8 ... is the air cell to big at this early stage of development ?

    So sorry about the poor pics i need a better flash light.


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    Again this egg is on day 8
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    It does look a little bit big. Was it a shipped egg? It looks kind of uneven as well. What is your humidity at? Have you been misting the eggs?
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I just had a 100% hatch of chicks (but not ducks) there were 5 wacky air cells that looked just like that, they all hatched. I just kept a really close eye on the air cell and adjusted my humidity as best I could. No problems hatching out.
     
  4. tinners204

    tinners204 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's a little big not bad.
     
  5. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks fine.
     
  6. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    Quote:Yup it's a shipped egg

    humidity is 55% and i have been taking a damp sponge and wiping it once a day
     
  7. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Maybe try to up it a little bit? I did mine at 70%. I think the 'norm' is around 60ish. It is not too bad, but I would watch it and see if it get's too much bigger too fast. Do you just have duck eggs in there? I have seen some people set the duck eggs on top of a wet washcloth to help with the humidity in them. What kind is it?
     
  8. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    Quote:I have about 16 or 17 chicken eggs in the bator with it.... the chickens eggs i am moving to another bator to hatch this up coming Tuesday

    will the chicken eggs be ok if i up the humidity to 60% right now?

    and it's a Khaki egg

    i candle the duck eggs atleast every 3 days keeping and eye on the air cell but so far it's been the same.. i know it's gonna get bigger as the incubation goes on .. i had a duck egg like this once before with a large air cell and it ended up hatching around day 24 i guess it ran out of space?
     
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    The chickens are hatching like this Tuesday? Like 3 days from now? Shouldn't you be moving them to the hatcher anyway?
     
  10. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    Oh know Tuesday is day 18 for them [​IMG]

    i move them on Tuesday to the hatcher
     

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