how to turn the eggs if they stand straight up

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dodiewayne, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. dodiewayne

    dodiewayne New Egg

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    if my eggs stand straight up in an incubator how do i turn them i cant go from side to side.im new at this.i have about 25 chickens but the hen always sat them.i thought i would give this incubator a try all it will hold is 7 eggs.
     
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  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    If you got one of the mini's that's been discussed a few times---if you take a egg or two out then you can tilt them some to the side. What type incubator you got?
     
  3. dodiewayne

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    mini incubator 676.but it has no way of telling you the humidity in it
     
  4. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Maybe someone that has one of them can give you some info on them----to small for me!
     
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  5. gpop1

    gpop1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you can not tilt the eggs maybe you can tilt the incubator.
     
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  6. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    In those types of incubators ask an expert....;)....

    Cheers!
     
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  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Never turn eggs end over end. The air cell needs to always been pointed in the upward position, at least the large end higher than the pointed end of the egg even a little bit. The ideal way to turn eggs is from side to side. The idea behind turning the eggs does a couple of things. It helps to keep the yolk centered, turning makes more food available that has been previously consumed by the growing embryo and it keeps the embryo from sticking too long in one position.

    If you can't rotate from side to side, can you tilt the eggs at all? Even the slightest tilt on the egg will do wonders for the growing chick. Even twisting them every few hours works as turning. The more you keep things moving around on the inside, the more nutrients become available and helps the yolk stay centered.
     
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  8. chickens really

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    Holy poop...!..;).....Probably why my friends eggs only hatch out once in awhile?....lol...I will tell her...I hatch on their side..:).....Oops...I hate I gave bad info...:)...Time too edit..:).....
     
  9. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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  10. chickens really

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    All I can say is thank The Lord for Mothers...;).....:)
     
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