How should eggs first be placed in the incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TheDuckCrew, Apr 5, 2009.

  1. TheDuckCrew

    TheDuckCrew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to turn them each day, but should they be placed with the top up (skinny part of the end of the egg), bottom up, or on their side?
     
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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  3. old mill poultry

    old mill poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your long end of the egg sould be facing down. The fat end(short end) is where the top of the air cell will be. some people like to lay them on the side, I like the carton method.
     
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2009
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I lay mine on the wire, big end facing towards the back of the incubator.
     
  5. Panther Creek Poultry

    Panther Creek Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you lay them on their sides, it takes care of itself, but if you use the cartonmethod, you need to put the small, pointy end down

    Sheila
     

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