Loose Air Cell

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by theturtlepond, Sep 13, 2010.

  1. theturtlepond

    theturtlepond Out Of The Brooder

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    I got some eggs shiped in and I candled one and it had an air bubble in it. Is its air cell popped? Will it hatch?
     
  2. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

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    sometimes the vibration when shipping will make the airsacs detach from the large end of the egg where its supposed to be. The chick may grow, but when it trys to hatch it will drown. What you can do to prevent this is the hatch in egg cartons to make the airsac go to the top where its suposed to be. Just put the egg in pointy end down. Then the chick has a better chance of surviving.
     

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