Shipping eggs arived but air cell damage , please help advise : (

Adama20

Chirping
5 Years
Hey guys , my two peafowl eggs look clear candled them again tonight and not a sign of anything and its been seven days. I have had five Indian blue peafowl eggs arrive today via post , all arrived intact but on candling four have a wavy air sack that waves as the egg is tilted and one has a actual air bubble in the egg.

Can I incubate them or is it a lost cause, I have read I need to put them in egg trays blunt end facing up and not turn them for 48 hours in the incubator then after just let them get tilted in the incubator.

Any advice please asap as want to set them as soon as I can

Many many thanks

Adam
 

Hannah15

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I hatched several peafowl eggs last year with saddle shaped and somewhat loose air cells. I left them upright for a day or two I think, then laid them on their sides. One ended up malpositioned at the end, and I wasn't home to save it, but the others were just fine. I had a good hatch rate on those shipments too. I was not successful with the ones with completely rolling air cells though, but none of that shipment showed ANY sign of development.

You may as well try them.
 

FridayYet

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I have shipped Orloff and Ameraucana eggs in the incubator. They rested fat end up for 24 hours, then into the incubator big end up without turning for 3 days. My day 7 candeling looked good with many air cells back attached in place.

May as well give them a shot!
 
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Adama20

Chirping
5 Years
Hey Guys thank you , I set them in the incubator blunt end up in eggs boxes after a 24 hour rest period like this. They have been like this for three days and today I switched on the auto turn cradle to start turning the eggs. Hoping this coming weekend a quicl candling brings more hope.

Should I Leave them upright like this or lay them on there side now. Can peachicks develop properly when incubated blunt end up like this.

Adam
 

Hannah15

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I've heard that peafowl need to incubate on their sides, so that is what I have always done. I don't know if that is actually true or not, I THINK I have heard of people putting them in incubators that keep them more upright (don't Sportsman's keep them more upright?).
 

Adama20

Chirping
5 Years
Thank you Hannah , I am not sure about the sportsman, I am in the uk, don't think that's a incubator sold here but could be totally wrong, the incubator there in is a rcom king suro and there sitting in a egg box.

Might turn them on there sides for the rest of the incubation this weekend once I candle them to see if any develop and cross all my fingers and toes.


Adam
 
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KsKingBee

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I've heard that peafowl need to incubate on their sides, so that is what I have always done. I don't know if that is actually true or not, I THINK I have heard of people putting them in incubators that keep them more upright (don't Sportsman's keep them more upright?).

I have used three different types of incubators and have hatched setting the eggs horizontal and vertical. The GQF Sportsman has options for using a long metal tray that lets the eggs lay on their sides or you can use the plastic trays that hold the eggs upright. I prefer the vertical for two reasons, first you can put more eggs in the unit, but more importantly to me is that using the metal trays will only rock the eggs side to side with the same side up at all times, you really should flip them over at least once a day IMO. The plastic trays hold the air cell to the top and the rocking is pretty much complete from side to side.

So far, the vertical set eggs are hatching better for me, but nothing beats a broody hen.
 

Hannah15

Chirping
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I have used three different types of incubators and have hatched setting the eggs horizontal and vertical. The GQF Sportsman has options for using a long metal tray that lets the eggs lay on their sides or you can use the plastic trays that hold the eggs upright. I prefer the vertical for two reasons, first you can put more eggs in the unit, but more importantly to me is that using the metal trays will only rock the eggs side to side with the same side up at all times, you really should flip them over at least once a day IMO. The plastic trays hold the air cell to the top and the rocking is pretty much complete from side to side.

So far, the vertical set eggs are hatching better for me, but nothing beats a broody hen.

That's good to know for the shipped eggs at least. I specifically bought an Rcom (Pro, not the Suro) so that I could incubate my pea eggs on their sides. I DID have a Brinsea too, and I had a bunch of shipped chicken eggs in there upright and it certainly helped with the air cells. However, that piece of junk stopped heating yesterday and probably killed the two chicks that were still in there. There are no words for how angry I am (I haven't even had it a year yet, and only used it about 7 times to hatch in, and once to incubate).
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Still waiting to hear back from the company.
 

Adama20

Chirping
5 Years
Sorry to hear that Hannah , I know how frustrating that can be, had the same thing happen years ago to some eggs I was hatching , only difference is the thermostat went and the incubator cooked the chicks : ( came home one day and the incubator was at 45c , not good.

Brinsea are usually really good. They usually cover all there incubators with a two year warranty so hopefully they will replace it with a new one. Really sorry to hear about the chicks, how long were they cold for ? and how old are they in incubation, they may of survived it and if so may just hatch a day or two late.
 

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