How to place eggs in incubator before they hatch

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  1. mckee farms

    mckee farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering, I have a bunch of eggs that are due to hatch in 3 days. do the eggs need to be in a certain way for them to hatch. the incubator that I have is just to lay them in there. I have been turning them but was told they have to be in a certain position to hatch, Please HELP!!!!
     
  2. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    It's ok... eggs hatch every day under broodys in every which position...

    If you candle the eggs and see where the air cell dips the lowest, lay the egg on its side with that spot facing upwards... if you can't find that spot, don't worry and just lay it on its side... :)
     
  3. mckee farms

    mckee farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks so much
     
  4. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Very welcome! Good luck on your hatch! :thumbsup
     
  5. mckee farms

    mckee farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when they hatch just leave them in the incubator?
     
  6. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    Until the hatch is over, the chicks should be fine... usually you want to wait til they're dry before moving them to the brooder anyways... but if it gets crowded or they're bouncing the other eggs around too much and it worrys you, you can slip them out quick one at a time... some people do, and some just wait... go with what you feel most comfortable with... :)
     
  7. mckee farms

    mckee farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    should I place water in there for them to drink
     
  8. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    No, and you don't want one to accidentally drown... they will have just finished absorbing the yolk, so they can go 24-48hrs before eating or drinking... just make sure the water and food is ready for them in the brooder...
     
  9. mckee farms

    mckee farms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks again
     
  10. Ravynscroft

    Ravynscroft For the Love of Duck Premium Member

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    No prob... :)
     

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