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Saddle shaped air cell

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by HeatherMarieR, Aug 26, 2015.

  1. HeatherMarieR

    HeatherMarieR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first time incubating, and almost all my eggs (there are only 5 out of the 10 I had that were fertile) have what I've seen be called a saddle shaped air cell. I'd post a picture, but I don't want to keep handling the eggs. Is this bad?
     
  2. chicapee

    chicapee Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    We're the eggs shipped? It is possible that it can hatch. What day are you on?
     
  3. HeatherMarieR

    HeatherMarieR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they were shipped, and they're on day 9.
     
  4. chicapee

    chicapee Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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  5. HeatherMarieR

    HeatherMarieR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! I have a feeling this is going to be a nerve racking hatch.
     
  6. chicapee

    chicapee Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    You are welcome. Keep us posted.
     
  7. HeatherMarieR

    HeatherMarieR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Trust me, I will!
     
  8. HeatherMarieR

    HeatherMarieR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm on day 19, and one of the eggs is starting to rock. I know it could be a while before it pips, but I'm excited. :D
     
  9. chicapee

    chicapee Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

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    That's great, they will start hatching before you know it.
     
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  10. love2lope21

    love2lope21 Out Of The Brooder

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    did any of these hatch with the saddle air cells? I have a batch like that now...
     

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