how im[ortant is egg position?

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by beverly evans, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. beverly evans

    beverly evans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A friend with an incubator offered to hatch some eggs for me, said to collect 10 or 12 before bringing them to her. She said to be sure to place them pointed end down. I remembered the first day but forgot the next and following. Does that mean only those first two that were correctly positioned have any chance of developing and hatching??
     
  2. bugglesmommy

    bugglesmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

    If the small end was up during incubation then they have a serious chance of being mispositioned in the egg. They may not be able to hatch on their own. If stored that way before incubation then it could cause the air cell to misplace.
     
  3. beverly evans

    beverly evans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THX I collected eggs from the 17th thru the 20th. So at least 6 eggs were not "pointed end down" for 3-4 days. Would that be long enough to screw them up? I hope not.
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    If they were fresh, newly laid eggs they would not have much of an air cell yet, so even if you placed them upside down (pointy end up), they should be fine. I received some fertile eggs a few weeks ago from a lady and one or two of them arrived pointy end up in the carton. I'm unsure how long they were in the carton, a few days, a week? They were fine. They developed and hatched no problems. So I wouldn't worry about it. If the air cells in fertile eggs do get displaced, as often happens with shipped eggs, you can still incubate and hatch them successfully, by placing the eggs upright (fat end up) in egg cartons in the incubator and tilting them, instead of turning them.

    Good luck with the hatch!
     

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