I have been hatching chickens for about a year and a half now. Have learned a lot from this site! Thanks! Im up to 95% to 100% every hatch now. And I always hatch the chicks still in the egg trays. I am using a little giant with circulated air and the hatch just fine whil still in the egg trays, for that matter they hatch just fine while they trays are still turning, i have had no problems doing it this way. I have recently got into turkeys and have been learning about the differences between incubatin/hatching turkey and chicken eggs. THe question that i have is, would it be recomendable to try and hatch the poults still in the egg trays or is is absolutely necessary to lay them on their side being as they are a bit more delicate and lees resisent than the chickens? I have them now on lockdown day 25 humidity up to 75% because i have read that their membrane is much tougher than a chicks. Just wondering about the whole needing to be on their side thing to position themselves? WHo has the scoop there? THere are still in the egg tray but i have unplugged the rotater motor. Just went into to lockdown, should i take the turner out and lay them on their sides? Help, i want a good hatch, have 15 ready to pip, just candled them all, they are all alive and kickin but no pippers yet.