Incubating

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  1. Barry Boudman

    Barry Boudman New Egg

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    I'm on day 14 of my first time incubating chicken eggs. I'm using a still sir incubator with an automatic turner. I placed the eggs fat end down in the Turner. Now I read I should have placed on their side or small end down. Is it too late to reposition ? And which way should they be positioned?
     
  2. nchls school

    nchls school Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Candle the eggs. If the air cell is on the rounded end you should be fine. I have not used an incubator in a long time (prefer broody hens), but I think it is pointed end down.
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. I'd suggest posting your question in the "incubating and hatching eggs" forum. I only use broodies, so i have no knowledge about incubators, sorry!

    Good luck
    CT
     
  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
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    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani Premium Member

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