Just read your post Sally. I love love to turn my eggs. I have been too busy on certain days to be able to turn when I should. I've always thought the very same thing..why put them UP on their ends, they aren't like that in a nest with mama. So, things are settling down, I do have some in a turner in the 1588 now..and yes, fresh eggs, and have had two quit. I have just started using this turner a couple of months back. I think I will take the turner out, put the ones that have been in for 10 days now, down, and go ahead and put my eggs in that I got yesterday. I will just be hatching a day .. or two, earlier.
I knew it, I just knew it. Laying on the side is better. Like you said, it's great to have when you don't have the time to turn like you should by hand.
Off I go. Eggs being laid down..lol..and eggs being set.