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Automatic GEQ Egg Turner: Which End Goes Up?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rynegold, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. rynegold

    rynegold Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 30, 2011
    So I have the new Genisis 1588 and, the egg turner that goes with it. I set eggs this morn and put them in "large end first" that is: the large end resting in the cradle. I tried, just to see, placing an egg in pointed end first and it sat poorly in the turner.

    So is pointy end up the right way?

    TIA, mitch
  2. BlackBrookPoultry

    BlackBrookPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 15, 2010
    Western Wisconsin
    The pointy end should always be down. I know they don't fit snug that way so it seems wrong but you never want to incubate with the air cell (fat side) down.
  3. texas75563

    texas75563 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 24, 2012
    Linden, Texas
    Pointy end down is the right right way. The air sack is at the big end. At the end of the hatch your chick will pip to the air sack. Eventually it will break through the egg at the big end, if all went well.
  4. rynegold

    rynegold Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 30, 2011
    wow... glad I ask! thanks folks!

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