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Position of egg when incubating

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Will eggs hatch with the pointed end up?

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The fat end should be upwards because of the air cell. You may have eggs hatch pointy end up but your hatch rate will not be what it should be if placed the other way.

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Some days you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they are dealing with. Release the flying monkies!

~Miracles DO happen!~

~Life is not disposable.~


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There are definitely a few still alive because i can see the movement. I just dont know whether to leave them alone or turn them now??????

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There are definitely a few still alive because i can see the movement. I just dont know whether to leave them alone or turn them now??????

Were are the air cells positioned? That's the important thing to consider, whether the egg has been incubated fat end up, narrow end up, or on the side. All that really matters is that air cell position.

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Incubated narrow end up. They are just over day 20 . I know now that was the wrong way. There is a few for sure that are alive. I just dont know what i should do

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How long incubated?   What method of turning do you use?

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I'd suggest placing the eggs on their sides to hatch.   If they're chicken eggs they're about to pip and in lockdown.   They may pip the wrong end, but some of those do survive.

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X2. You don't want to hatch them w pointed end up. Lay them flat. You should be in lockdown. Hope for the best. Do your air cells look good? Right size?

Some days you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they are dealing with. Release the flying monkies!

~Miracles DO happen!~

~Life is not disposable.~


~You do the best you can with the information you have at the time. When you know better, you do better.~
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Some days you just have to put on the hat and remind them who they are dealing with. Release the flying monkies!

~Miracles DO happen!~

~Life is not disposable.~


~You do the best you can with the information you have at the time. When you know better, you do better.~
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