My odds on my shipped eggs just plumeted :(

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by KatieBugg, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. KatieBugg

    KatieBugg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I candled today- day 6, I set 12 silkie eggs 7-23. I had 6 eggs that were absoloutly no starters, of the remaining they all have fluid in the air sac, what are my odds of them not going ahead and drowning when they pip, if they even get to that stage. I really don't understand the fluid in the air sac, can someone please enlighten me. I am feeling really bummed at day 6 to loose 6 eggs [​IMG]
     
  2. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    The fluid in the air sac is due to the humidity being too high during incubation. Where did you have yours? It should be about 40% during the first 18 days and 60-65% during lockdown.

    Sorry for the bad hatch. [​IMG]
     
  3. KatieBugg

    KatieBugg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not using any water becuase of the fluid in the air sac.
     
  4. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    What day are you on? Are you sure what you're seeing isnt the yolk that they will absorb right before hatching?
     
  5. KatieBugg

    KatieBugg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No it's not the yolk, I have hatched and candled before. My eggs are on day 6, I have been dry incubating as this has worked extremely well for me. My humidity has only been running 25-30%. I only up the humidity on day 18 for the remainder of lockdown.
     
  6. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wonder if hatching in egg cartons to keep the air sac upright would help in your situation? Might be worth a try if they get that far. If you are hand turning, maybe put them in cartons now and just tilt the cartons? It may help stabilize the air sac.
     
  7. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    Are they shipped eggs? Did they get scrambled on the way? I don't know any other way the air cell could get damaged.
     
  8. ChickenCrazed

    ChickenCrazed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have shipped Silkie eggs in my bator...I had one very jiggly air sack on day 18 when I locked down and decided to just leave it in there...The black silkie chick just hatched!...I would give them some more time...I put mine in a plastic egg rack made for the cabinet incubators in my king suro incubator...I like using it!

    It is so frustrating...I started with 24 eggs and am down to 12...So far 6 have hatched and none of the other ones have pipped...Today is day 21 so I will give it some more time...Good luck, I hope some of them make it for you!
     
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I think it's probably a case of the air cells being 'stretched'. I don't see how you could have fluid in them if you are not using water at all.
     
  10. KatieBugg

    KatieBugg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are shipped eggs. I currently have them in auto turner, and usually hatch in cartons anyway. I guess I am wondering if the fluid is a sign the eggs were indeed damaged during shipment, and if this has happened to anyone else, did you end up getting any babies from the damaged air sac? Is there a special way to set the eggs, angle wise in the carton to halp[ increase the chances of hatching?
     

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