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Just a question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by harris farm, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. harris farm

    harris farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why is it that when u incubate eggs u have to stand them up big end up? When a hen sets on eggs they r laying down. Whats the difference here?
     
  2. PeepsInc

    PeepsInc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you lay them down unless your using egg trays in your bator. The idea is to keep the air cell on top while incubating.
     
  3. harris farm

    harris farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why not make a rotater that lays eggs down
     
  4. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm Premium Member

    Some incubators do just that but the normal turners work an the are cheaper to make.
     
  5. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I suspect turners were designed this way to maximize the number of eggs that can fit in the incubator. You get a lot more eggs in the same space if they're standing up on end than if they're laying on their sides.
     

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