Not a good place for an air cell - Will he live? Picture

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hennypenny99, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. hennypenny99

    hennypenny99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was candling my eggs last night and found this. [​IMG] There is definately a live chick inside because I can see it moving around in there but the air cell is on the side of the shell. Do you think it can live through hatching? Should I just lie this egg with the air cell facing up during lockdown? Poor baby....

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  2. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
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    I bet he will grow to full term & then not make it out of the shell.

    The air cell is needed when he starts to pip - this is where he breathes before poking a hole in the shell. With it on the wrong side his head wont be where the air is.
     
  3. NCSprout

    NCSprout Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you can try to prop it up in something like and egg carton cup to keep the big end up during the remainder of incubation as opposed to keeping it on its side. this may allow the air cell to shift to the right place.
     
  4. hennypenny99

    hennypenny99 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shoot! It's not even a little to the top. It's right smack dab in the center. I didnt have an egg turner for the first week or so but they have been in one since last Sunday. I hope the air cell will move up a little on its own. I still have a week before lockdown.
     

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