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Would this idea work?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Hennyhandler, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. Hennyhandler

    Hennyhandler SilkieJax

    Jun 10, 2009
    Cullman
    I recieved eggs where it looks to me like the air sacs are scrambled? or at least moving around in there. I don't see a clear air space at one end anyway. I have read to see if there is a chance for these eggs to develp and I heard that they may grow but the problem is when they try to pip through and there is no air for them to get to so they drown. Yes??
    My thoughts were... (Now I am sure if this COULD work someone else would have already done it but I have to ask.) before they pip through why couldn't they be helped out of the shell? Would it be because they still need to be in there? I wouldn't know when that time was kind of thing? I mean isn't it a better than chance then them drowning?
     
  2. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    I had the same problem with some silkies eggs. Al of them were scrambled. I got one chick to hatch out of the 18 I bought the others didn't develop. I not saying they won't because they might. If you bought them can't hurt to try. You can leave them setting for a couple days to settle.
    Michele
     
  3. Ilovemyduckies

    Ilovemyduckies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Like she said, it can't hurt to try :)
     
  4. Hennyhandler

    Hennyhandler SilkieJax

    Jun 10, 2009
    Cullman
    I'm glad my idea had some merit. I am wondering though IF they develop and I am going to help them when would that be? This is my second hatch and the first didn't go well so I am thinking I have bit off more than I can chew. Either way I am still going to try whatever might work. Thanks for the encouragement.
     

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