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I placed the wrong end up! (Smacks forehead)

post #1 of 9
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It's been 8 days since I place Chicken eggs in the incubator w/ automatic turner. 12 of 13 took however I must have read the directions wrong or my brain just figured wide end on the bottom... 



 



The chicken on all 12 are forming at the top of the egg, normal?



 



Am I screwed? what a ding dong!



should I leave the eggs the way they are or flip them? I'd imagine they get flipped by their mother but I'll ask this time...
Edited by Chicken Pimp - 2/4/16 at 5:17am
post #2 of 9
Flip them, you're still early enough in that they'll work everything out. I've done this before, with round eggs (hard to tell which end is which). I found my mistake while candling, flipped them and they hatched just fine.

Good luck!
Nikki
*C'mon, get flappy!*
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Nikki
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post #3 of 9

i'd lay them on the side for a day or two before placing them in the correct position.

post #4 of 9
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So inside the egg will flip, air sack will move to other side etc? Just confirming, obviously it will. When will everything flip, 24 hours? 12 hours?
post #5 of 9
The embryo will, the air cell should be formed at the large end and will not move unless dislodged by rough hamdeling such as shipped eggs.
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Just a thought.
Edited by Chicken Pimp - 2/5/16 at 4:53am
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by physics and in nature the large end is up

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Just a thought... in nature the wide end would probably be on the bottom more, of course more on the side but point being the laws of physics would put the wide side down. Curious...

by physics and in nature the large end is higher then the pointed end.

post #8 of 9
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True of they were ballons
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True of they were ballons

if you place an egg on a flat surface the center of the small end will always be lower then the center of the large end.  if you doubt it then just leave your eggs alone and don't flip them, let us know how your hatch goes.

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