Where oh where did the air cell go??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Xarinn, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. Xarinn

    Xarinn Songster

    169
    659
    146
    Mar 25, 2018
    Rural Ontario
    Hello all

    I have 22 eggs in the incubator set to hatch Sat so I just put them all into lockdown doing a quick candle first to ensure everyone was still looking good. 21 of the 22 were right on track, the 22nd one seems to have lost his air cell. I mean it is no where in there just gone. He is alive and having a party in his shell but I am a little confused as to what happened. In the past if I have had an early one internally pip prior to look down I could just see the shadow of the beak in the air cell. This is something totally new to me.
    Any idea’s/thoughts?
     
  2. BarnhartChickens98

    BarnhartChickens98 Songster

    837
    2,621
    247
    Oct 28, 2018
    Manhiem, Pennnsylvania
    Can you post a Picture of the Candled egg?
     
  3. Xarinn

    Xarinn Songster

    169
    659
    146
    Mar 25, 2018
    Rural Ontario
    I have them on lockdown now so I am not going to mess with that. I wasn’t expecting to have anything weird so I didn’t have my camera etc there when I candled and I didn’t want to have them out for longer than necessary. I checked every where on that egg and there was no air cell....so weird
     
    BarnhartChickens98 likes this.
  4. BarnhartChickens98

    BarnhartChickens98 Songster

    837
    2,621
    247
    Oct 28, 2018
    Manhiem, Pennnsylvania
    hmmm, I have never heard of this, keep us posted on what happens!
     
  5. Xarinn

    Xarinn Songster

    169
    659
    146
    Mar 25, 2018
    Rural Ontario
    I will for sure, I have never seen anything quite like this...lol
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: