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Point end down or lay flat?

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I've been incubating for a couple of years now and I've always put the eggs on their side. I was wondering does anyone put the pointy end down? If so do you think it's a better hatch rate or no difference? Thanks for your help
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Can anyone help me out?
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Can anyone help me out?

I lay mine down. I know a few who hatch upright. I get 90%+ hatches- they get 90%+hatches, I don't think it matters much to hatch rates, just a matter of preference.

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Thanks
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Can anyone help me out?[/quote

Ive tried both ways and honestly dont see a difference in the hatch rate. If I incubate the eggs with the end down then I lay them on their sides for lockdown, I dont like them hatching out with the egg still upright it looks awkward for the chick. You could give incubating the other way a go and see if it makes a difference for you.
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Thanks I will do
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