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Question on Hatching Eggs

If hatching eggs are fertile but their egg sack gets ruined will they still start developing or will they do nothing at all? I feel like they would start developing and then stop because they run out of air or something. Does anybody know about this?

craigmartin
Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

They can be successful if you keep the eggs pointed end down during incubation. Air sac then stays at the top allowing for development. Turn the eggs by tilting them slightly instead of actually turning them.

CraggKlefor
Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

I just want to know if they will start to develop at all if the air sack is ruined but they are fertile.

craigmartin
Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

Simple answer, if air sac damaged then no chick will develop.
That is 1 reason why so many posted eggs do not develop or hatch.

Desy
Wednesday, February 10th, 2021

So you are saying that nothing at all will develop.

craigmartin
Wednesday, February 10th, 2021


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