>Getting my eggs today, have questions!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cbader, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. cbader

    cbader Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello,

    I am so excited, and am becoming addicted to this forum! [​IMG] I have 12 polish eggs coming today. We plan to put them in our homemade incubator Saturday afternoon. We were going to sit them in a egg carton. Do we take them out before we lock down? I've got the temp and humidity down, but what else do I need to know?
    Any help is appreciated.


    Donna
     
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Some do some dont. After a lot a talking on here about it some of us believe that if the eggs get dried out to much that leaving them in the trays to hatch helps hold the moisture that is still in the egg around the chick so it still can hatch. But if there is extra moisture in the egg it is better to lay them on there side so when the chick pips in to the air cell the moisture can run away for the chicks mouth an let it breath. Of course this is all just speculation. I myself have had better luck laying them on there side to hatch. Its how its done in nature an usually trying to improve on nature fails miserably.
     

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