Question egg & air bubbles???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Poison Ivy, May 18, 2007.

  1. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    I candled one of my eggs and there are alot of air bubbles in it? What causes this and I take it that it's no good and probably wouldn't hatch. It's from one of my girls never seen this before. Any info would be great. Twila
     
  2. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sounds like the air cell seperated from the shell. The little bubbles move around when you twist the shell right?

    It's not a good idea to incubate an egg like that. The air cell is very important during the chicks development and hatch. A broken air cell would definitely be a problem.
     
  3. Poison Ivy

    Poison Ivy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 2, 2007
    Naples, Florida
    Thanks I took it out last night and tossed it. I think that egg was from one of my older hens. Her eggs are jumbo size and a off white color now they used to be brown. I was afraid it would explode in the incubator. I'm glad I went ahead and candled them early.
    Thanks again for answering my question.
     

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