Okay - we've hatched plenty with our Genesis bators but my turner motor gave up and we've put eggs on the wire to turn by hand. Then we realized, "hey, we can fit LOTS of eggs in there without the turner" and we put lots of eggs in there! I've ordered a motor for the turner, but I'm thinking of just incubating without it. We're here enough to do the hand-turning. So, I'm wondering , when we candle and remove no-goers, if our eggs will fit in the turner (after it's fixed) is it okay to go ahead and put them in there or since they've been laying on their side, should we leave them that way.... AND... we usually hatch in cartons, so if we leave them to incubate on their sides, should we hatch them there as well? I don't want to disorient them by putting them upright all of the sudden. These are mostly shipped eggs and some are silkies that I bought my dd 14 for her birthday, so we want them to do well Thanks for any advice!