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Saddle air cells and weird air cells?!?!?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by HeatherTheMommy, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Songster

    May 14, 2015
    Felton DE
    I got some ebay silkie eggs that my silkie is sitting on. I had 10 but one wasn't fertile. Yesterday all 9 remaining eggs have moving babies inside. I noticed some had some odd looking air cells though. I wasn't aware that I needed to let them rest 1 day. Tomorrow is day 18. Lockdown. What should I look for with the odd eggs? Should I do anything?

  2. HeatherTheMommy

    HeatherTheMommy Songster

    May 14, 2015
    Felton DE
    Any advice?
  3. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Crowing

    Apr 9, 2015
    Hudson Valley, NY
    At this point I would just hope for the best. Are any of the air cells still moving or firm but saddled? How far down does the saddle go on each side of the egg? If the saddles aren't super extreme (like going all the way down toward the pointy end) then they usually correct themselves at draw down (right before internal pip). So I wouldn't worry to much!
  4. n8ivetxn

    n8ivetxn Songster

    Nov 15, 2011
    Elma, Washington
    Some people don't like to intervene or help, but if you want to be prepared to help a chick, you might try reading the page on assisting a chick to hatch... It's located on the main "Incubating & Hatching" page on the far right side..... I have a few shipped eggs in the bator right now, and I know at least a couple have mild saddles or rolling air sacs. When I get close to lock down, I'll be reading that info myself, just in case I need to intervene....Good luck to you and your chicks [​IMG]
  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    xs 2 at this point and with them being under a broody, there's not a whole lot you can do but keep an eye on them and if one seems to be in trouble assist.

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