Every time I turn my eggs in the bator I have a hard time keeping them from rolling around. I have them laying on the screen in the bottom and hand turn them. Im also afraid when I put them in lockdown the will roll and the chicks will have a hard time getting in position. Any ideas on how to keep them stable?
Eggs rolling around
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Putting them on a paper towel during lockdown helps to keep them in place, aswell as helps with clean up, or you could put them in an eggcarton. My opinion - don't worry about it. They're gonna be kicked around like footballs when the first one pops out, and I've actually turned until I heard peeping and had almost 100% hatch rate (Ofcoarse, this was my first time incubating...I didn't know a thing) I have chicks in my incubator right now kicking my eggs that still have 3 days left to go! Good luck!
Thanks for the info. I thnk im going to try the paper towel. I have already lost to hatchs and I cant pin down what im doing wrong. Seems the less I try to make everythng right, the better results I have. I hatched 5 chicks using a heat light and had no clue what I was doing and they did fine. Didnt turn them, no humidity, nothing. Guess I got lucky.
Okay got the grip mat. Eggs going into lockdown at 4pm. Got the humidity up to 65-70%. Gonna check the humidity 2 times aday and just keep walking away. Not gonna stress until 2 days after hatch date. Im sure the last 2 hatchs I worried and fooled with the humdity to much. Constantly checking everythng......
Went to get my babies ready for lockdown and low and behold....I have peeping going on. I have been so disappointed with my last to attempts at hatching. I an so excited.... It figures the ones I havent really payed that much attention to are doing great.. Im waiting with fingers and toes crossed...