loose air sacs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by muddipuppy, Dec 29, 2009.

  1. muddipuppy

    muddipuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if an egg arrives in the mail with a loose air sac does it have a chance of making it? should i just toss them?
     
  2. muddipuppy

    muddipuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone?
     
  3. JestersEye

    JestersEye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you are supposed to place them in a carton, big end up, to let them "settle" for a few days before incubating. That should allow the air sacs to go back into position for the hatch. Hope that helps! [​IMG]
     
  4. ZooMummzy

    ZooMummzy Queen of the Zoo

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    Sorry I just saw this post. I purchased eggs before the holidays and when they arrived, all 30 of them had loose air sacs even after settling for 24-48 hours. I still put them in the incubator and all of them now have growing embryos in them. I don't know if they will hatch, but today is day 13 and they are all still looking good. I don't think it hurts to try. I know others have not had good luck with loose air sacs but so far I have. Good luck!
     
  5. muddipuppy

    muddipuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great. Thanks for the help!
     
  6. feedstorechick

    feedstorechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, some of your eggs may still hatch with damaged air cells. Good Luck!
     

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