Shipped egg w/air cell at wrong end.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenpal147, Mar 9, 2017.

  1. chickenpal147

    chickenpal147 Out Of The Brooder

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    I ordered some silkie hatching eggs on eBay a few days ago, they arrived at my house to day. When I was candleing the eggs to look for cracks and check air cells, I noticed one of the eggs air cell was on the wrong end. My question is can I incubate it with the air cell in the pointy end and air cell up? The air cell is not detached just in the wrong end. Also how long should I wait before setting the eggs in my incubator?
     
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  2. WillGriffin03

    WillGriffin03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can't always trust online eggs, that probably won't hatch
     
  3. kuchchicks

    kuchchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You might as well try it. If it's not going to hatch you have nothing to lose.
     
  4. chickenpal147

    chickenpal147 Out Of The Brooder

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    I put the egg in the incubator today. I will post updates on how its doing.
     
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    The eggs have been in the incubator 3 days now so far 7 out of the 12 eggs I ordered are developing. The egg with the air cell on the wrong end is looking to be non-fertile. But it is still a little early to tell so I'm going to leave it in the bator for a few more days.
     
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    Day 5, 11 out of 12 eggs are developing. The only one not developing is the egg with the air cell on the wrong end.
     

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