egg position during hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by [email protected], Jan 30, 2012.

  1. leave them on their sides

    4 vote(s)
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  2. place them in egg carton pice

    1 vote(s)
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  1. Tylerkaz@gmail.com

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so right now i have a thermometer in the center of my incubator with 6 eggs laying on their side around it, i stop turning tonight. so should i leave them on their side for the hatch or place them up in a part of an egg carton?
     
    Last edited: Jan 30, 2012
  2. silkymom1986

    silkymom1986 The Silkie Villa

    Sep 28, 2011
    Byhalia, MS
    This is kind of a personal preference, I have done it both ways and had succefull hatches. For me it depends which incubator I have been using, I have turner for my LG that stands the eggs up so when I pull it out to go in lockdown I use either a egg carton like you said, or you can take a paper towel roll and cut it up and the eggs will sit right in them. However with my R-com, the eggs lay down during the whole incubation process so I leave them on there side when I go into lockdown. Hope this helps some and doesn't confuse you, lol.
     
  3. Tylerkaz@gmail.com

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i repositioned one of my thermometer's a little higher and realized if i put the eggs in the cartons i will have to readjust (it read 101.5 instead of 100.2-100.4) the temperature a little bit. so I'm leaning more towards leaving them on their sides.
     

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