Egg orientation during lockdown to hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Soylent Chick, Jan 12, 2015.

  1. Soylent Chick

    Soylent Chick Chirping

    Jan 6, 2015
    The eggs are starting to hatch and some are way ahead of the others. The early chicks are moving around and bumping the other eggs which are both pipped and unpipped. These other eggs are no longer in their lockdown position.

    My understanding is that we don't turn the eggs after lockdown so the chicks can position themselves inside the eggs and that the lowest part of the air sac faces up. Do the other eggs need to be repositioned or will they be okay?

    Thank you and sorry for the silly question. Hens probably don't do this but I'd like to give the chicks the best chance possible.
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

    Oct 11, 2014
    Gouverneur, NY
    Lots of people get worried about the hatchlings knocking around the other eggs. Some people pull their chicks out because it worries them so much. Generally, they are fine. The chicks bumping into them shouldn't affect them hatching. The hatchlings actually motivate the others to get their fluffy butts in gear and hatch themselves. If it gets too wild in there, then you need to do what's best for you so you aren't overstressing, but there isn't a need to worry. :)

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