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About to set my first batch!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Foghorn, Mar 24, 2007.

  1. Foghorn

    Foghorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am pretty excited about hatching my first babies.
    I have a couple questions though. What if you can't tell what is the right end of the egg to set down? Would guessing wrong be harmful to the chick?
    Also, should I discount the egg shown with the peck mark as a "no go".?
    By the way, they are Silver-Laced Wyandottes and Americaunas!
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  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Before I set I candle all the eggs and check for cracks, that crack is a mark of a fry pan egg. It is a great entry site of lovely bacteria... not what you want.

    As for setting them, I like putting them on their sides, but if you have a turner that requires them to be upright, put the pointy side down, with the side with the tiny air cell up if the egg is a perfect oval.
     
  3. Foghorn

    Foghorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    All set to go. They went in yesterday at 4:30. Now, the WAIT!!!!.......[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2007

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