Will air sac move around if you move the egg?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Hangin Wit My Peeps, Jun 28, 2008.

  1. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    6,396
    10
    263
    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    I recently candled my eggs and one of the air sacs would move around...if I turned the egg upside down it would stay at the top of the egg. Is this normal or is the air sac suppose to stay put? Prob a stupid question but I have NO clue! lol I had to throw that eggs because it was clear.
     
  2. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,028
    12
    184
    Jul 18, 2007
    Lakeland, Ga
    Thats called Tremulous Air Cell..The air cell should be stationary at the large end of the egg
     
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    6,396
    10
    263
    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    Thanks for that info...If it does move does that mean that the chicks will not survive? Or even grown?
     
  4. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

    1,028
    12
    184
    Jul 18, 2007
    Lakeland, Ga
    I have hatched them before, but the odds of them hatching are not that good, And I question the quaility of the chick because you have to help them out most of the time. Now when I recieve shipped eggs and the air cells are shakey, I just throw them out..Not to say it only happens in shipped eggs, eggs that are laid from the roost or handled ruff can have lose air cells also
     
    Last edited: Jun 28, 2008

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by