Question on day 6

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by acovey24, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. acovey24

    acovey24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol I would probably be the same way! Today is day 7. I plan on marking air cells. Should I use marker, pencil, or pen?
     
  2. acovey24

    acovey24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Some people use a sharpie, I use a pencil.
     
  4. acovey24

    acovey24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alright another question! I traced air cells yesterday (day 7) and all look to have grown a teeny bit, even the 1 egg that I have NEVER seen veins on and also the 1 I think "quit." Is that normal or is it possible they are alive afterall? Lol!
     
  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Air cells grow because the moisture is leaving the egg. Even non fertile eggs have air cells. If you've ever seen the chart on how to tell if an egg is fresh or not by how it floats, that's all due to the air cell. The older the egg, the larger the air cell. So unfortunetly air cells are no indication of life.
     
  6. acovey24

    acovey24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh pooh! That's what my husband said. Lol. I'm reaching for anything to tell me they are alive. Well thank you again! I still have 4 that are looking great!
     
  7. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    LOL Sorry. Good luck with the others though.
     
  8. acovey24

    acovey24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    UPDATE: I believe another one is dead :( within the last few days. But I do have 3 that are moving around like crazy in there! Hopefully they can make it!
     
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    acovey24 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The 3 that are still alive are still moving around, doesn't seem to be as much (maybe they are bigger!) I marked air cells today (day 13) I know I should have waited till tomorrow! But I couldn't! I'm concerned that they are too small.... The room humidity has been anywhere from 38-52 the last few days, we had snow/ rain come through here Tuesday. I will post pictures if anyone can let me know what you think! [​IMG]

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  10. AmyLynn2374

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    Day 13, they don't look bad to me. In my experience you see the biggest growth between day 14-18. It wouldn't hurt them to be a bit bigger, but I wouldn't stress. Are you running dry or do you have water in at the moment?
     

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