So I am going into lockdown tomorrow, day 18, (first incubation ever). I have noticed the air pocket is kinda slopes on one side more than the other in the eggs, Is there a certain way I should lay the eggs for the air pocket to be in a certain position? Also I have an egg turner in the LG still air now, when I take that out the eggs will sit lower than what they are now. Can I put them into an egg carton lid so they have something nicer than wire to hatch into? How is them sitting lower going to effect the temp?? Thanks for any advice! Crossing my fingers for Monday (hatch day). I started with 16 eggs from my own chickens, and am down to 14, which I feel isn't to bad for my first go around. But I know you shouldn't count your chicks until they hatch!!! Also I just found this in one of the other blogs on here... "ACK!! One more thing. If you only have one machine, it's best to simply unplug your turner unless you're having a staggered hatch. You can use something like egg cartons to hatch them, with the bottom cut out of each little cup for air movement. Otherwise, when you take out the turner the eggs are laying so much lower than they were in the turner that the temps are no longer appropriate and they're way too cold. This is important!" So I am having a 3 day staggered hatch... So is this saying I should put the day 2 and 3 eggs in an egg carton to keep them higher in the heat? Aren't you suppose to adjust the heat when placing them lower??? Here I go stressing again!!!