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I'm confused!!! Help!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by peeps7, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. peeps7

    peeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    O.k, my cousin says she know EVERYTHING about chickens, well obviously she doesn't. She is a girly college girl, but she does like chickens. Anyways she said you incubate eggs pointy side up, that's not right is it? You incubate them big side up right?
     
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    You're correct. The aircell end, the large end, goes UP.
     
  3. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Yep. Tip down slightly and bottom up. She is totally wrong.
     
  4. peeps7

    peeps7 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2007
    North Carolina
    So thats why my first batch didn't hatch, and also other things but I guess I know now. Nothing against my cousin, she is a member here. She really loves her chickens but hasn't hatched in a while so maybe she just forgot. ??? [​IMG]
     
  5. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Maybe. I have a few babies hatching as I type. The tips where down but I also have a built in turner
     
  6. arlee453

    arlee453 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    The air cell should be UP, so that means the BIG end is up. If you put them in other way round, the air would tend to try to float to the small end of the egg and I can see where that would not be helpful in getting the eggs to hatch.

    If you have them on their sides and not in a auto-turner, then it's a moot point - as long as you are turning them at least 3 x per day you are OK.
     
  7. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    oh if you dont have a turner I heard of someone using model clay to help keep the tips down
     
  8. Cara

    Cara Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 30, 2007
    NM
    My R-COM turns them while they're on their side. But no, you don't put them pointy end up, you don't store them pointy end up, and you don't ship them pointy end up.
     

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