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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:30 pm 
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I just candled some Croad eggs that were posted to me. Very dissappointed. Most of them have the Australia Post air bubble inside. My simple question is this. Is it still possible for a chick to hatch from one of these eggs? I know that I am clutching at straws because I think the eggs are no good but I was sooooooooooooo upset.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:36 pm 
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have you let them sit 24hrs? apparently the air bubble can and does go when left to sit before setting.

others will give more info, I am trying to type with one hand and its very tiresome.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:41 pm 
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Yes, I got them on Thursday and I just put them in the incubator this afternoon. I candled them after they had been in there for a few hours. I suppose I could look tomorrow. Maybe the bubble will go.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 9:51 pm 
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What exactly are you seeing? If it is the aircell floating all arouond the egg then the egg is stuffed - scrambled. If the aircell is distorted and is spread thinly over a large area - down the sides of the egg, but is a firm air cell, then there is hope - keep incubating.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:30 pm 
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I don't think there is much hope but I will give it a few days anyway. It is just an air bubble that sits on top when the egg is rotated. Perfectly formed, not distorted or down the sides of the egg. The breeder is kind enough to send me another lot if I pay the postage even though he's not to blame.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:36 pm 
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That is decent of the breeder. I don't think there is much hope from the eggs with a loose aircell.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 21, 2009 10:51 pm 
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Yes, I think you're right. Like I said, just clutching at straws as I've waited for so long to get some rare breeds.

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