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

    Jun 9, 2010
    Uxbridge, MA
    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

    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

    Jun 30, 2010
    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.

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

    incubatingisfun Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 15, 2009
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  8. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2010
    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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