After my first attempt at incubating eggs last month resulted in failure and I have been doing a lot of research since then on this subject. One observation I have made, is that all of the automatic egg turners hold the egg upright, but in nature, the eggs lay on their side under the mother hen and are never upright. This observation, caused me to ask the question, Why? Most people, I have talked to, agree that a good brooder hen is better then any artificial incubator. So why don't they make egg turners that hold the eggs in the side like they are in nature? Does anyone know the reason for this?