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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by brando1121, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. brando1121

    brando1121 New Egg

    Feb 18, 2016
    Hi. I'm new and in a rush for answers.
    Some how I had a dumb moment loading my incubator put 99% of the eggs in pointy end up. Today was my 7 day candle deal and all are developing can I flip them now or is it too late. Should I pray? [​IMG] Oh yeah I'm quite new at this only my second batch of 40 eggs ever incubated. Last batch I hatched 22 out of 40 and I'm thinking I screwed up royally. Should I start over. All air cells appear to be on the far end.

    P.s. Too much stress involved with this BYC deal
  2. JetCat

    JetCat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 26, 2015
    Southeast Alabama
    yes you can flip them, but i wouldn't do the full 180 degrees all at once, i'd lay them on their side for a day or two then sit them correctly.
  3. brando1121

    brando1121 New Egg

    Feb 18, 2016
    Thank you for your quick response. 90 degree turn done
  4. BYC910

    BYC910 Overrun With Chickens

    what do the air cells look like ? did you see good veins and normal air cells? I would think like JetCat 48 hours would be plenty .then set them right fat end up.
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2016

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