Hi, I have been doing my homework in the Learning Center, and read this: Positioning of Eggs An incubating egg should set in a normal position as it would on a flat surface; that is with the large end slightly higher than the point. An egg that persistently has the small end elevated may cause the embryo to be misoriented with the head toward the small end. In the misoriented position, the chick is likely to drown on pipping. Therefore, it is quite important that in general, the large end of eggs should be slightly higher than the small ends; or as they would lie naturally on a flat surface. A turner doesn't hold them like they would lay naturally, does it? I am using an egg turner, am I supposed to do something else? We (eggs & I) are on day 11 in the incubator and turning. And, someone please explain pipping. Is that when the chick starts trying to hatch?