Small air cells day 17 Help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by boyntonhillchicks, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. boyntonhillchicks

    boyntonhillchicks New Egg

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    This is my 3rd time incubating....both previous hatches I have only had 4 chicks hatch out, the rest died in the egg fully formed. I am on day 17 and the air cell seems too small (maybe the size of a 50 cent piece), but while candling I know the chicks are alive. I am wondering if I should hatch in cartons so they don't drown from the small air cell?? I have never used cartons but am really nervous I am going to end up with the same results as before. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
     
  2. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    My air cells looked a lot smaller for chickens then when I hatched ducks. It wasn't too big I was concerned, but they are hatching.
     
  3. SilkieChickenLover336

    SilkieChickenLover336 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dont worry they will be fine!! just dont give your hopes up!
     
  4. boyntonhillchicks

    boyntonhillchicks New Egg

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    Thanks for the encouragement!! Should I use the egg cartons to hatch?
     

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