Help.. set at wrong end!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rufflemyfeather, Mar 25, 2013.

  1. rufflemyfeather

    rufflemyfeather Out Of The Brooder

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    Its day 6.so while checking for growth I noticed 1 egg set with air sac down and vessels on other end. (in my defense the breeder marked it that way)
    Its had a great vessel structure and seems to be doing great. On day 6 should I flip it with fat side up or leave it as it is?
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Chicken Obsessed

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    Definitely flip it. I don't know if it is too late or not, but your possibility of hatch upside down is pretty low. It won’t be able to find the air sac for internal pip.

    Someone recently posted where they did that for 7 eggs until day 11. Every one of those 7 got to the internal pip stage, then died.

    I always like to give life a chance and you may be early enough to save that one. Sure hope so. It has not developed nearly as much as those 11 day old eggs.
     
  3. blzzrdqueen

    blzzrdqueen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Flip it! I had the same exact thing happen to me with my current batch, but that egg is doing great now!
     
  4. rufflemyfeather

    rufflemyfeather Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks!! I flipped it. Hoping for the best.
     

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