Day 16 chicks at small end of egg HELP

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ash123, Sep 20, 2012.

  1. Ash123

    Ash123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 17, 2012
    Tyler, TX
    I have been trying to candle three eggs for a week now only to realize today that when I flipped the egg over that they were in fact alive but on the wrong side of the egg (opposite side of the air sac) what should I do? This is the first batch of eggs ive ever incubated so I'm new. The chicks movement and veining look really good.
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Leave them for now and see what they do. They may get into the right position when it's time to hatch. If they don't and it's necessary you can help them. Here's a thread that explains the process:

    If intervention is necessary as a last resort

    Hopefully they'll get themselves sorted before hatch day!

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