Help advise -- duck eggs with air sac on narrow side - how to position in cradle?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mcf10101, Jan 2, 2017.

  1. mcf10101

    mcf10101 New Egg

    Jan 2, 2017
    I am impressed with all the assistance everyone contributes - hope you can help me.
    My immediate emergency QUESTION below - please ADVISE .........................
    I am trying to hatch out some Pekin ducklings. They have been in the incubator for 15 days and all look healthy upon candling.
    ALL of the eggs seem to have the air sac on the narrower side.
    They have been in the incubator narrow side down for the 15 days but I think I should put them with the air sac on the top -- which would mean narrow side up (opposite of what all websites advise).
    One other factor --- the duck eggs are now really pointy or very narrow at one end -- same are hard to tell which is the narrower side.
    ???????So again my question is should I put them in the incubator cradle with the air sac on the top side?????????
    Please help as I am so concerned that these ducklings will develop and then die of suffocation before hatching out.
  2. GoldenFlight

    GoldenFlight Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2015
    The air sac should be upright. Whether you should turn them right away i'm not sure, but someone who knows more about this should reply soon.[​IMG]

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