Originally Posted by Cynthia12
Ok, this one is new to me? What? If they are fresh eggs, best if they are on their sides?
why would you want the embryo to float to to air cell of the egg to grow if you can prevent it? a hen doesnt sit her eggs upright. just sayin... research it... Hatcheries incubate upright out of turning necessity. again think out of the box... we are not commercial hatcheries, I like to hand turn my eggs if I can, this time I have too may so they go in the big cabinet cooler. I wont have as good of hatch rates as I do in the others where I lay them flat. is it because of the bators or the positions and the fact that the membrane may not close on the bottoms of some of the eggs?? IDK probably a combanation of things... You have to do what is convenient for you, and what works FOR YOU! if you have something that WORKS DO IT! Just keep in mind that you can possibly improve in little ways, doing small things,,,,, keep an open mind, always try to think outside the box, sometimes what we learn from others may not be the whole story, just part of it, sometimes its not right for us but right for someone else in a different condition!
Edited by Sally Sunshine - 12/10/15 at 8:59am