Nervous about BCM eggs in the incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chocolateeggs, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. chocolateeggs

    chocolateeggs Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently (locally) purchased some BCM hatching eggs from a novice chicken farmer. He kept his hatching eggs small side up instead of down and I didn't notice this mistake until I was home... I am guessing they were like that close to a week, possibly a little longer. Will they still be fertile or will the air sac be too compromised?
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    You'll have to candle the eggs and see where they air sac is. It is possible to hatch eggs with compromised air sacs, though it's tricky. Have a look through this article, there are some links to managing damaged airs acs:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101
     
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