What if the air cells are too big?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chickengirl1304, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. Chickengirl1304

    Chickengirl1304 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm worried about my marans eggs their air cells look larger than my barnyard mix breeds
     
  2. Makomd

    Makomd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Dark eggs sometimes are harder to tell. If both sets of eggs started at the same time I would not worry. Normally larger air cell would mean low humidity, but if the others look good I would carry on as is.
     
  3. Sally Sunshine

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    we the eggs shipped and is there a collection date difference?
     
  4. Chickengirl1304

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    Yesthey were shipped
     
  5. Sally Sunshine

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    then its probably just some are "fresher" than others, you get this alot with shipped eggs, they still hatch fine but may have a lower dip in the air cell or "saddle" shaped cells..... I threw some info on this in the article https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-101 scroll down to the candle or shipped eggs section, it will be there and pics.
     
  6. Chickengirl1304

    Chickengirl1304 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes many have the saddle shape too
     
  7. Chickengirl1304

    Chickengirl1304 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We will see! Have 5 pups out of 16 shipped marans eggs that made it into lockdown.

    One is very low (hatching in cartons) so keeping an eye on that but don't want to open the bator!
     
  8. Sally Sunshine

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    YAY!!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. Chickengirl1304

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    Still same not much progress. Are marans eggs shells tougher? Maybe takes them a bit longer?
     
  10. RWise

    RWise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have read that it can take marans eggs 2 days longer to hatch as the shells are very thick, I am about to set some my self.
     

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