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I'm incubating chicken eggs for the first time. I'm on day 14. I'm using a still air incubator with an automatic turner. The eggs are positioned with the fat end down. Now I read that may be wrong , that they should be on their side with the pointed end down slightly OR with the pointed end down and the fat end up. My question is... which is right ? and is it too late to change the position?
I candles the eggs today , (they all look ok, as far as I can tell) there looks like an air pocket in the fat end. Help ,please.
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Small end down if your using an auto turner.

If you lay on their sides if it's level the egg will lay in a way that the aircell is on the fat end.

Not sure on flipping but being on day 14. I think I will be fine.
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Originally Posted by feedman77 View Post

Small end down if your using an auto turner.

If you lay on their sides if it's level the egg will lay in a way that the aircell is on the fat end.

Not sure on flipping but being on day 14. I think I will be fine.

xs 2 You want the small end down, fat round end up. 

 

I would put them right side up so that the air cell end is up.

 

If you incubate them laying down, you don't have to "angle" them, they just lay in  their natural position. When you take out the turner for lockdown, (unless you hatch them in cut down cartons), you just lay them on their side.

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And :welcome

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

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Thanks everyone for the help !
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