What are loose air sacks??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chickapooh23, Feb 20, 2009.

  1. Chickapooh23

    Chickapooh23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just received a shipment of eggs from Buckeye Dave. I have them resting now, I candled them to make sure all was well and no cracks etc. I saw a thread referring to loose air sacks the other day. What is that and is there anything I should be doing about it?
     
  2. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

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    Quote:Actually they are not loose air sacs, more loose membranes.

    No, there is nothing you can do. Just set the eggs and hope they are fine.
     
  3. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    When you candle the egg, if you move the egg around you will see the loose air cell move around in the egg.
     
  4. Chickapooh23

    Chickapooh23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:OK, if I see this should I be worried? I had a couple with this. Right now they are resting big end up in an egg carton.
     
  5. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

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    Quote:OK, if I see this should I be worried? I had a couple with this. Right now they are resting big end up in an egg carton.

    A little concerned, maybe.

    It's an egg. You can't fix it so set it and see what happens in 7 days.
     
  6. BuckeyeDave

    BuckeyeDave Overrun with Buckeyes

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  7. kryptoniteqhs

    kryptoniteqhs Rosecomb Rich

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    mine are like that too....i thought it was normal till i saw this thread?
     
  8. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

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    Quote:In a *normal* fresh egg, there isn't an air space as such. It can be quite hard to even discerne which way is up [​IMG]

    Air space becomes more defined as the egg ages.
     
  9. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    You can still hatch chicks from these eggs. I have. While I think a person would prefer to not have the loose air cells, they may still hatch.


    PO !!! I got a box of eggs delivered to my door and the mailman has them in one hand and goes to hand them to me and drops the box. Hello Mr Postman! Geesh. Now thats probably why they get loose air cells. [​IMG]
     

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