Call duck eggs on side

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 18angovem, Mar 7, 2016.

  1. 18angovem

    18angovem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so I am currently incubating 4 call duck eggs in a freezerbator on their sides on a auto turning tray, I have a temp and humidity recorder and those are both fine, and all 4 developed, but they developed on their sides, I'm worried that because they are on their sides they won't pip right. I put them on their sides because that's what they are in the nest so I figured they would be fine. But like the air pocket is on the normal end but the embryo is developing on the side of the egg. Any ideas on what to do and if they will hatch fine? I can't figure out how to upload photos, but i have photos of them. If you need them just pm me. Thanks!
     
  2. TheHoranFarm

    TheHoranFarm Out Of The Brooder

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    The mother chicken/duck flips the eggs. I don't think these all hatch.
     
  3. 18angovem

    18angovem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you mean will hatch? And I mean, they are on a turner....
     
  4. 18angovem

    18angovem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No one has any input?
     
  5. Bryam

    Bryam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like your turner isn't working. If it had been turned regurlary, the embryo would move from one side to the next as you turn the egg, slowly. :)
     
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  6. 18angovem

    18angovem Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The turnee never does a full 360 tho, it only does around 270 degrees, so they always stayed around the same spot
     
  7. Ruthannnall

    Ruthannnall Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm a first-time Hatcher so not experienced by no means. but I had my eggs in my first set laying on their side but I hand turn them. 1 out of the 4 eggs pipped on the side of the egg and I had to help it out but it is doing great. in my second set that is hatching at this moment my incubator temperature had gotten too low and did not realize it and they were laying on their sides hand turned. 6 total, 1 hatched fine on his own second pip at the pointy end of the egg I had to help it out but is doing great the third pip in the center of the egg still waiting for the yolk and blood vessels to dry out and I'm sure I'll be helping it out also so don't give up doesn't mean you can't get a lot of healthy babies.
     

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