Purely hypothetical but...

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Letticethemagpieduck, May 23, 2019.

  1. Letticethemagpieduck

    Letticethemagpieduck Songster

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    this is purely hypothetical but if the air cell to an egg was open even before an internal pip what would happen?? Just curious!
    Thanks x
     
  2. Jpat

    Jpat Free Ranging

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    ide guess the inner membrane would dry, harden, and shrink. trapping the duckling and suffocating it


    i broke an egg and glued a patch over it and hatched tho
     
  3. Letticethemagpieduck

    Letticethemagpieduck Songster

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    So it could be possible to hatch a egg from day 1 with an open air cell?
     
  4. Jpat

    Jpat Free Ranging

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    mabye a 99.9% chance

    it would have to be a sterile enviroment with A1 perfect conditions


    People can hatch yolks in a bowl but its scientific not for everyday
     
  5. Fishkeeper

    Fishkeeper Crowing

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    Would it be possible? Hypothetically, with great care. Is it likely? Not at all.
    The people who can hatch an egg after removing the shell are doing it in a very controlled environment, sterile, contained so it can't dry out. There's no membrane, so no membrane to dry out. Even that has a low success rate.
    If we're just talking about an egg with a hole in the shell, that's a hole in the shell. Eggs with holes in them don't hatch.
     
  6. Letticethemagpieduck

    Letticethemagpieduck Songster

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    Ah ok. Thanks for answering, was just curious about it x
     
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