Hi all! First time incubating and have position question

MrsFlocker

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I have had to stand eggs in carton inside incubator due to shipped eggs having saddled air sacs. I want to use the cartons for hatch as well. My question is should they be completely vertical to hatch or am I supposed to tilt at all?
 

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I have had to stand eggs in carton inside incubator due to shipped eggs having saddled air sacs. I want to use the cartons for hatch as well. My question is should they be completely vertical to hatch or am I supposed to tilt at all?
Yes tilt them. Change the tilt direction at least 3-4 times a day. NO LID on the carton. You don't want to insulate them from the warmth. Paper cartons are better then foam. Foam will insulate the bottom.

edited for grammar.
 
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MrsFlocker

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Make sure when you tilt them that it doesn't get any of the eggs too close to the heating element.

What kind of incubator are you using?
A Brinsea mini advance II. I’m getting ready to lockdown for hatch should they be straight up for lockdown or tilted in a certain direction?
 

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