Big End Up??? How Important????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chayton, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. chayton

    chayton Out Of The Brooder

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    MY GRANDDAUGHTER JUST PUT 27 EGGS IN THE INCUBATOR. i HAVE READ THAT THE BIG END OF THE EGG SHOULD BE HIGHER THAN SMALL END. WELL WHEN SHE PLACED THEM IN THE INCUBATOR THEY LAY FAIRLY FLAT.

    SHOULD WE DO SOMETHING TO MAKE SURE THE BIG END IS HIGHER OR ARE WE OK WITH JUST LAYING EGGS AND TURNING 3 X PER DAY???
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Quote:When I hand turn I lay the big end of the egg towards the back of the bator and the pointy ends towards the front.
     
  3. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    big end up is important if you are putting the eggs in a carton or a an automatic turner. If they are on their sides, they are fine.
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Quote:Yup or storing your eggs for incubation. The big end is where your air cell is at.
     

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