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I placed the wrong end up! (Smacks forehead)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chicken Pimp, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. Chicken Pimp

    Chicken Pimp Out Of The Brooder

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    It's been 8 days since I place Chicken eggs in the incubator w/ automatic turner. 12 of 13 took however I must have read the directions wrong or my brain just figured wide end on the bottom...

    The chicken on all 12 are forming at the top of the egg, normal?

    Am I screwed? what a ding dong!
    should I leave the eggs the way they are or flip them? I'd imagine they get flipped by their mother but I'll ask this time...
     
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  2. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Flip them, you're still early enough in that they'll work everything out. I've done this before, with round eggs (hard to tell which end is which). I found my mistake while candling, flipped them and they hatched just fine.

    Good luck!
     
  3. JetCat

    JetCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'd lay them on the side for a day or two before placing them in the correct position.
     
  4. Chicken Pimp

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    So inside the egg will flip, air sack will move to other side etc? Just confirming, obviously it will. When will everything flip, 24 hours? 12 hours?
     
  5. JetCat

    JetCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The embryo will, the air cell should be formed at the large end and will not move unless dislodged by rough hamdeling such as shipped eggs.
     
  6. Chicken Pimp

    Chicken Pimp Out Of The Brooder

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    Just a thought.
     
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  7. JetCat

    JetCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    by physics and in nature the large end is up
    by physics and in nature the large end is higher then the pointed end.
     
  8. Chicken Pimp

    Chicken Pimp Out Of The Brooder

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    True of they were ballons
     
  9. JetCat

    JetCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if you place an egg on a flat surface the center of the small end will always be lower then the center of the large end. if you doubt it then just leave your eggs alone and don't flip them, let us know how your hatch goes.
     

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