Would it be a waste of time...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Goose and Fig, Sep 2, 2009.

  1. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

    Apr 19, 2009
    Fall Creek Falls TN
    and incubator space- to set shipped eggs that are obviously full of bubbles?
    I tried last time, and ended up taking them out after day 11 because none developed.
    I just got 14 more eggs shipped from Florida- 12 have bubbles. 10 more eggs came from Mississippi (packed VERY well!) and 2 have bubbles.

    I also planned to give any eggs that won't fit to another member. Don't want to waste her time either!
  2. jay1995

    jay1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2009
    St. Augustine, Florida
    I would set them you never know. Maybe it will be fertile. Dont want them to go to waste if they are fertile. Best of luck. Fertile hatching vibes headed your way!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. Paganbird

    Paganbird CrescentWood Farm

    Apr 25, 2009
    Western Pa
    I had a batch of eggs that went through very rough shipping. I set them all anyway... even the 4 cracked eggs and one smashed egg - I just patched them up with nail polish. All the eggs had either detached or tremulous air cells. Most had bubbles.
    I'm on day 13. I've got 9 live embryos including 2 cracked eggs. None have regular air cells. (I also had 3 blood rings & the rest didn't show development.)
    Check my hatching thread in my sig line for more info.
    On pg 18 (post #173) I have pics. You can see the embryo through the cracked egg whin I candle.
    I figure I'll give them a chance & see what I get.
  4. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 15, 2008
    I've had plenty hatch with air sac problems. So long as the yolk doesn't get damaged they can do fine. I have had a couple shipments though where the yolk obviously got damaged as well and either the eggs were so scrambled they did nothing or they started to grow and quit within the first week. Pretty much any egg that makes it past day 10-12 has made it to hatching day for me irregardless of air sac problems so unless there is a reason to suspect something wrong with my incubator I tend to attribute losses before the first week as shipping damages and after that as my error.

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