Originally Posted by BackyardDove
]Yeah I realized what you meant right after I replied. Well, I believe this is probably the reason why my hatch rate has been so terrible! I'm not sure why I was putting them in that way, I could've sworn the incubator manual said to put them in the way I was putting them. But while I was marking my air cells right before putting them in the incubator, I realized I was putting the air cell side downwards.
I'm sure if you review the turner instructions it will specify small side down...
Also, I noticed that one of my eggs has a slight crack. You can't see it on the outside, but when you candle it, you can see some small cracks. Can it still hatch, or is it ruined?
I have not had much luck with cracked eggs, but I have had some, what I do is candle it and mark the crack with a pencil, then take some plain old white school glue and run a thin bead over the crack and let dry crack side up in the incubator a bit so the glue doesn't drip everywhere, only takes a little bit, then put back in the turner... For a lager dent type crack I take some white glue, dilute it 50% with water, then soak a small patch of tissue paper in that mix and use it like a casting bandage over the dent...Edited by MeepBeep - 6/11/16 at 7:33pm