Looks like too much liquid on day 18! Can i save these?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by grannyof6, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. grannyof6

    grannyof6 New Egg

    Aug 4, 2015
    Ive been having a harder time with successfully hatching orpington eggs than any other breed.. im doing great with seramas and even silkies but the orps are just not getting thru lock down! today is day i8 for the three remaining lavender eggs (out of the 6 i received) and although i can clearly see movement i also see what seems to be to much liquid in the egg...can i do something to save these eggs? The air cells look normal for day 18... except for some fluid?
    Last edited: Oct 4, 2015
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    You can try to hatch them upright in cutdown cartons to lessen the chances of extra fluid entering the air cell through the internal pip causing drowning. At this point that's the only thing I can think of.
  3. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener Flock Master

    Nov 7, 2012
    I would definitely try hatching upright. What have you used for humidity? Are you setting all of your eggs on the same day so they are due to hatch on the same day? The ideal would be to get them upright around day 14, b/c that's when they start turning to position for the hatch.
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