Hi all! First time incubating and have position question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MrsFlocker, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. MrsFlocker

    MrsFlocker In the Brooder

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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?
     
  2. Farmer Connie

    Farmer Connie All My Friends Have Hoofs

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    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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  3. Casastash

    Casastash Songster

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    Following. So tilt back and forth 3x a day pointy end down
     
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  4. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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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?
     
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  5. MrsFlocker

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    I’m using a Brinsea Mini Advanced II. Now when it’s lockdown should they stay at a tilt or straight up??
     
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  6. MrsFlocker

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    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?
     
  7. WVduckchick

    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    Best to lay them down. Candle each egg, and note the lowest dip of the air cell. Lay the egg with the lowest dip pointing upward.
     
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  8. MrsFlocker

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    Thank you so much!
     
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