Very large air cell

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Penny3445, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. Penny3445

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    Hi, I have 4 silkie eggs in my bator and I'm worried because the chicks have broken into the air cell, but they are like 2 inches from the top of the egg, will they be able to peep? It is 12:40 in the morning and I'm not sure how much longer I will be on, but would appreciate any feedback. Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi, yes they should be fine if they have pipped into the air sac. I would try to leave them now to get on with hatch. The air sac can sometimes look quite large but they need that air to be able to breathe before they externally pip. Try to keep your incubator closed and the humidty up. Here is a pic of an internal pip into the air sac
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    Good luck with your hatch :fl
     
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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Sending good hatching vibes your way [​IMG]
     
  4. Penny3445

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    Ok, Mine looks just like that, so do they pip on the side of the egg?
     
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes usually on the side of the egg any where from half way up. Here are some pics
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    The dark egg at the front has pip right on the side near the light coloured chicks.
    This is it when it started to zip
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  6. Penny3445

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    Ok, thank you so much. I'm new to the site and I just love it, everyone is so nice.
     
  7. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    No problem, everyone here to help. Keep us posted on your hatch :thumbsup
     
  8. Penny3445

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    Well, I have two white little silkies[​IMG]I have two more eggs that are not doing much, there is no peeping or pipping and today is day 22, I did candle them and I can't see where they have broken into the air cell and I don't know if they were moving because I was trying to rush to get them back into the bator. What do ya'll suggest I do? Thanks!
     

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