Lockdown: some eggs have large and small end air cells,ARE THEY DEAD??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Wyogirl, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. Wyogirl

    Wyogirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just candled eggs for lockdown but I see some have air cells on both large and small end, am assuming thy are dead but want to make double sure before I do anything with them.
    Ayda
     
  2. eeyore75

    eeyore75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are the chicks moving?
     
  3. Wyogirl

    Wyogirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To be honest I have hatched successfully 4 chicks and I never saw any of them move at lockdown day 18 only earlier day 10 ish
    I guess just put them in lockdown and hope for the best
    Ayda
     
  4. Wyogirl

    Wyogirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:YES, I went to WalMart bought a 147 lumens flashlight and WOW they are moving. Am in lockdown with 3 for sures and 1??
    Ayda
     
  5. eeyore75

    eeyore75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yah- I had to buy a brighter light a few weeks ago!! The silkie eggs were tough ones with the 1st light!!

    Glad to hear they are looking fine for you!!!

    Are you sure there is a air cell in the small end- mine went into lockdown tonight & when I candled- it was lighter there in the point- but could make out veins on some in the point.
     
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  6. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think you are seeing an air cell in the small end of the egg-- it often appears clear 24 to 48 hours before actual hatch, but its just leftover albumen (eggwhite) and it hasn't been filled with "chick" yet -- the chick seems to grow a lot in the last few hours as it absorbs the rest of the yolk and the other fluids.
     
  7. Wyogirl

    Wyogirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for that Denninimi!! It makes me feel so much better , I was about in tears, my hatch rates have been bad, and of course being a newbie I started with shipped eggs all the way from GA to WY.I have a Silkie, 1 Lav Orp and 1 turkey that I have hatched out of 33 total eggs!!!
    I will be very vigilant in my humidity and temp watch.
    Ayda
     

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