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How to lay eggs in the incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by davekrista, Sep 27, 2010.

  1. davekrista

    davekrista Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My duck eggs were sent out today and should be here tomorrow or wednesday. When I put them in the incubator do I lay them on the side, or up and down like in an egg carton? I have seen some sites say down others say up and down, small end down? How do I lay them in the bator?
     
  2. Rebel Rooster

    Rebel Rooster I Will Love! :)

    Jun 29, 2009
    Central SC
    My Coop
    I'm assuming that U don't have a turner, so mark your eggs (I put an "X" on one side and an "O" on the other) and turn them three times a day until 3 days before hatch date...
     
  3. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm Premium Member

    On end is how they go in a turner. If you turn by hand they go on there side.
     
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Pointy end down, big end up.
     
  5. hongyush2008

    hongyush2008 Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thank you for your answer, i was also cunfused but now i know that..
     
  6. BorderKelpie

    BorderKelpie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2009
    outside Dallas
    I was going to be sarcastic and tell you to hold the duck over the incubator and hug her really hard, but, I guess you can't do that since the eggs are in the mail.
    lol

    Here's hoping for a great hatch for you!
     
  7. incubatingisfun

    incubatingisfun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Alaska
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  8. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you dont have a truner use a egg carton (bottom half) prop them up against the wall of the bator & when you have to turn them prop them up on the other side, this is alot easer than turning each egg & looseing all your heat, it works, i turn mine morning & nite. pointed end down.
     
    Last edited: Sep 28, 2010
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