Eggs in carton, Pointy side up? or down?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by CoffeeCow, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. CoffeeCow

    CoffeeCow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hey everyone, I posted this in the "how many eggs did you get today, but I think it warrants its own post as I haven't really got an answer.

    I'm doing pretty good so far.
    Got the 1st egg on 10/30

    and heres how its gone since:

    10/30 1 green egg
    10/31 1 brown egg
    11/01 1 green and 1 brown
    11/02 1 brown
    11/03 1 green
    11/04 2 brown
    11/05 1 brown. 1 green, and 1 BLUE!
    11/06 haven't collected yet

    I think i have at least 4 out of 8 pullets laying now. the green ones have been small size, and the browns and the blue are medium.
    They will get larger right?

    also, another noob question.. when you put them in the carton in the fridge.. pointy side down? or up? or does it matter?
     
  2. greyhorsewoman

    greyhorsewoman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pointy side down.
     
  3. CoyoteMagic

    CoyoteMagic RIP ?-2014

    Pointy Up
     
  4. CoffeeCow

    CoffeeCow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aah!! what one? lol! [​IMG]
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  5. HorizonSon

    HorizonSon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL... the correct answer (for multiple reasons) is pointy side down. This (and NOT washing them) is an absolute must for hatching eggs... The "fat" end is where the air sack is located. Washing the egg removes a protective film that slows down moisture evaporation... As far as "just for selling 'em" goes. Fatty side up gives better presentation and will minimize wreckage.
     
  6. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Either way.Just get them in there. LOL
     
  7. AinaWGSD

    AinaWGSD Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it depends on their intended use. If they're just for you for eating, then I say it doesn't matter one way or the other. But HorizonSon has brought up excellent points about eggs that you plan to sell or hatch.
     
  8. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Pointy side down because the air sac should be in the round end and will gravitate to the top. If you're storing eggs for consumption most people go pointy side up--not sure why, maybe because that's how we're used to seeing them from grocery store eggs, but for hatching it's definitely pointy side down.
     
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  9. CoffeeCow

    CoffeeCow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks HorizonSon, that answer is just about perfect [​IMG]

    I just filled up my 1st dozen [​IMG]

    ... but I still have 2 storebought eggs in there... I don't really wanna eat them now lol
     
  10. HorizonSon

    HorizonSon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Always excited when the eggs start coming!
     

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