first timer question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by luvchicks8, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    So I am going on lock down ...SO I need to take the eggs out of the auto turner but should I put them back in facing a certain direction??
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Big end up, unless they are on their sides, and then it doesnt matter.
     
  3. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    Quote:Thanks for the quick response they are on there sides.
     
  4. heksa

    heksa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I was using Brinsea Octo 20, so my eggs where positioned between dividers for the first 18 days standing almost up.
    For lockdown I took the dividers out and put the eggs on the side ... without the dividers to hold them there was no other way anyway.


    They hatched out fine. They were being moved by hatched chicks and rolled by themselves.
     
  5. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    I have the octo 40, and I leave the dividers in. Without the rolling around, they seem to have an easier time unzipping.

    Lots of people use paper cartons in the hatch for that same reason.
     
  6. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    Some eggs seem to be moving is that early for day 17???
     
  7. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    Oh sorry one more question how fast do you move them from the bator? I work during the day?
     
  8. drezac10

    drezac10 Out Of The Brooder

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    No need to hurry, they can go without food and water for up to about 48 hours because the nutrients that they needed was provided by the egg yolk. Definitely wait until they are dry.
     
  9. luvchicks8

    luvchicks8 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    new Hampshire
    Quote:Ok thanks man this is stressful lol
     

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