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need some advice on incubating eggs

post #1 of 3
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keep getting a lot of malpositioned eggs following the little giant deluxe instructions. I've followed the info on egg storage and these eggs are out of my own flock. This has happened on both hatches

 

Flock is healthy but young

eggs are collected 2 times a day and set in 3-5 day time frame

 

they are looking good at 14 and 18  day candle and are ending up malpositioned at or after  lock down apparently

1st hatch had 4

second hatch ended up with 12

 

Any ideas what I am doing wrong?

post #2 of 3

On what day do you stop turning?

You may want to put them upright (large end up) in an egg carton on day 16 or 17 and see if that helps.

NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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NPIP 43-813

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”                  Mark Twain

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post #3 of 3
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I stop turning then and remove the egg turner on day 18 and lay them on the screen as per the incubator instructions

 

will try that on this next set of eggs Thank you

 

also only gonna put maybe 10 eggs in this one instead of 20+


Edited by slordaz - 11/30/15 at 11:22am
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