shipped eggs with movable air cells?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by HathawayHens, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. HathawayHens

    HathawayHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all- I have some shipped eggs here, and in several of them, the air cell moves all over the place when you turn the egg. Is it worth incubating those eggs, or are they sure to die? Anyone know? Thanks!
     
  2. Suechick

    Suechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard of that with a lot of people, myself included. I think, after the eggs settle if you incubate them for the first 12 hours without turning it can help re-fix the air cells. I don't think it's as much of a worry in an incubator as it would be under a broody hen. As long as you have large end up the air cell will go to the top and be in the right place.

    I wonder what others think
     
  3. HathawayHens

    HathawayHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering if it means that the membrane has separated from the shell... that seems like it would be bad. [​IMG]
     
  4. sheila3935

    sheila3935 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive had some with almost watery looking aircells and they still hatched and chicks were healthy. I say put them in and see
     
  5. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    I always put in the ones with broken/detached air cells in and see what happens. I have talked to someone before and they told me to incubate them for the first 7-10 days without turning them and that would help to fix the air cells. I tried it and it does work but only about 50% of the time. The rest that didn't fix themselves never did develope into anything, not a single vein. I have also put them straight into a turner with air cells like that and those never develope at all.
     
  6. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    I had some with the air cell loose and I tried to set the up straight, I left them alone, but they never did re attached, ended up throwing them all away but I didn't notice it until the 4th day, perhaps if you kick it in the butt immediately you could have better luck than what I had..
     
  7. HathawayHens

    HathawayHens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well, they have been sitting for a few days already resting in a carton... not ideal, I know, but I can't set until tomorrow. I don't expect much from the detached ones, but you never do know...
     

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