How to place shipped eggs for lockdown.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jenjen2312, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. jenjen2312

    jenjen2312 New Egg

    4
    0
    7
    Jul 12, 2016
    This is my first time hatching Ive been researching a while. However Im not sure how to place my eggs in the incubator, I have shipped eggs and a few have the saddle air cells. Theres movement in them so I want to give them a chance but just not sure how to put them in lockdown.
     
  2. molly1chickens

    molly1chickens Out Of The Brooder

    59
    2
    31
    Jul 13, 2016
    Generally eggs are placed with the pointy size facing downwards. Do you have a manual or self turning incubator?
     
  3. jenjen2312

    jenjen2312 New Egg

    4
    0
    7
    Jul 12, 2016
    I forgot to say that it's for lockdown, I have them in an automatic egg turner pointy end down.jysr bot sure how to put them for lockdown
     
  4. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Overrun With Chickens

    4,534
    1,048
    306
    Jul 19, 2015
    Eastern Shore, MD
    Some lay them down, some keep them upright. If the air cells are still wobbly or saddle, try upright in cartons.
     
  5. josy

    josy Out Of The Brooder

    51
    3
    23
    Jul 15, 2016
    Grande Prairie, Canada

    I agree
     
  6. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

    12,409
    3,011
    441
    Mar 3, 2011
    The Land of Enchantment
    If the cells are firm and fixed, I lay them down. If they are still loose or rolling, I place them in cut down egg cartons angled so that the air cell is mostly up.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by