Odd-shaped air cell?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by shelleyd2008, Nov 1, 2008.

  1. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    What causes this? I have eggs from my OEG hen. Most of her eggs have really weird air cells. There was one that looked like a V. Most of them have the air cell on the side, or at least at a side tilt. None of them get the air cell in the end like the others are. Is it just something with the hen?
     
  2. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    It can be from too low of humidity or damage to the air sac before incubation. What temp and humidity do you incubate your eggs at?
     
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  3. becky3086

    becky3086 Crested Crazy

    Oct 14, 2008
    Thomson, GA
    Weird. I never see this except on eggs shipped through the mail.
     
  4. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

    Aug 16, 2008
    Ohio
    Quote:Same here. I had that on a couple of shipped eggs, but not on eggs from home. Or from a friends house [​IMG]
     
  5. Pumpkinpup

    Pumpkinpup Poultry Princess

    Jul 16, 2008
    North-West Georgia
    I have seen this on occasion with eggs that were incubated at too low humidity. Other than that [​IMG] ya got me?
     
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I incubate at 99.5 degrees, with 35-50% humidity, but even the eggs from this hen that have been brooded by hens are like this.
     
  7. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    This happens to me on shipped eggs, but not on any of my own. Don't know why though...[​IMG]
     
  8. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    It's pretty common in the shipped eggs I get, but I've never had it in my own eggs.
     
  9. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    Just wanted to add...in some of the shipped eggs I've had that develop like this I end up having to help the chicks out b/c they break through the inner membrane but can't reach the shell b/c there is too much space in between.
     
  10. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    The ones of these that are really misshapen usually don't even make it all the way. The ones that are off to the side, or just a little weird usually pip in the middle of the egg at least.
     

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