Lay down for hatching?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by RAST, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. RAST

    RAST Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 8, 2013
    I have a homemade incubator with a homemade turner. Holds eggs small end down. Is it easier for the chicks to get out laying sideways? I made a tray that sets over the turner (it turns off) to do this if it is best. I assume I would do this on day 17 or 18.
  2. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 12, 2013
    Eastern WA
    They can lay either way. it is best on their sides, but some people don't have room in their bators for this but the chicks hatch anyhow.

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