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No air cell in shipped eggs. HELP!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tnwalkersu, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. tnwalkersu

    tnwalkersu Hatching

    Jun 15, 2016
    I checked my eggs when they arrived and saw no air cells but the egg looks good. I know for fact that they were just collected. I let them settle for 24 hours before incubating. Now the ones I just got in also have no air cells. And they are also fresh. So will they be ok or will they develop air cells later. New at this. What's going on? Help!

  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Crowing

    Apr 11, 2011
    On the shipped eggs, its possible the air cells got so scrambled, they turned into a bunch of little bubbles. You can usually see them rolling around inside though. If you aren't seeing anything like that, I'd just assume they were very fresh and had a decent trip through the mail system and proceed as normal.

    The air cells will grow bigger as the eggs loose moisture throughout the incubation process.

    Good luck [​IMG]
  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    I got some shipped silkie eggs and on most of them I could not see an air cell at all. The three or four that I could see were wobbly. No detatched air cells though. I let them sit for 12 hours and then put them in the bator in egg cartons and did not turn for the first 24 hours of being in the bator. Day 3 I started just tilting the eggs. I also ran low humidity in the beginning. By day 4 the few that were wobbly had firmed up and the ones that I couldn't see had started to grow and were apparent. I actually had to higher my humidity because they were small eggs and started loosiing moisture too quickly. My seller was so good at collecting/storing/shipping that the air cells were nice and small and grew perfectly. Not a scrambled one in the whole bunch. I ended up with 12/14 that went into lockdown hatching healthy.
    So I would say, don't worry yet, give them a few days and check and I would bet that you will see air cells.

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