Egg carton v.s. laying egg on the side???

77horses

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I made a homemade bator and I was wondering if using an egg carton would help when turning my single egg.
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The egg I have is on day 19 and it has been laying on it's side since I put it in the bator. it grew normally, but will letting it lay on it's side (and sometimes facing up) harm the chick?
Thanks!!!
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77horses

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OK, ya I stopped turning the egg yesterday.
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Thanks for the advise!
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Akane

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With only one egg I think it's pretty pointless. I'd just leave it. Carton hatching is mostly done to keep the eggs in place and the early hatchers from scattering everything.
 

77horses

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you use something to put under the side of the carton, to tilt it sideways. Then you switch it once and a while to make sure you tilt it both ways.
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lotzahenz

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Does hatching in the egg carton keep the 'bator any cleaner? Do you ever have a chick get stuck, like when an old hatched shell sticks around an unhatched chick? Seems like it the air sac is up, you're good?:
 

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