Why are the air cells on the eggs my hens laid tiny?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kryptoniteqhs, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. kryptoniteqhs

    kryptoniteqhs Rosecomb Rich

    Nov 14, 2008
    Perris, CA
    I just candled some I eggs I picked up from my hens....They just started laying again about a week or 2 ago....I got 2 eggs today....so that means 2 different hens and they both have tiny air cells. And the one I got yesterday. I am confused, Ive never seen this before. Whats going on?
     
  2. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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    the air cells start tiny. As the egg loses moisture the air cell will grow. Older eggs will have larger air cells.
     
  3. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    [​IMG] yup
     
  4. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
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    Quote:Taht sounds perfectly normal. Compare it with an egg that is a week old, you'll see the difference.
     
  5. kryptoniteqhs

    kryptoniteqhs Rosecomb Rich

    Nov 14, 2008
    Perris, CA
    thanks guys! i was comparing them to older eggs that I am going to set. I guess Ive just never candeled my hens eggs right after theyve been set...im gonna look at them now and see if theyre bigger.
     

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