Eggs air sac on wrong side -- how to set in cradle incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mcf10101, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. mcf10101

    mcf10101 New Egg

    Jan 2, 2017
    I am impressed with all the assistance everyone contributes - hope you can help me.
    My immediate emergency QUESTION below - please ADVISE .........................
    I am trying to hatch out some Pekin ducklings. They have been in the incubator for 15 days and all look healthy upon candling.
    ALL of the eggs seem to have the air sac on the narrower side.
    They have been in the incubator narrow side down for the 15 days but I think I should put them with the air sac on the top -- which would mean narrow side up (opposite of what all websites advise).
    One other factor --- the duck eggs are now really pointy or very narrow at one end -- same are hard to tell which is the narrower side.
    ???????So again my question is should I put them in the incubator cradle with the air sac on the top side?????????
    Please help as I am so concerned that these ducklings will develop and then die of suffocation before hatching out.
  2. silkie1472

    silkie1472 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 28, 2016
    I have had turkey eggs do this, and I incubated them like I did the rest. The only thing is that you may need to help them hatch if they get malpositioned in the egg.they might be able to hatch on their own but then again, they might not even be able to pip.

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