Lock dow the eggs, standing or lying?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by yook2000, May 22, 2011.

  1. yook2000

    yook2000 Chirping

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    I just got my turner last month. When I lock down the eggs on the 18th day, should I turn off the turner and let the eggs stand on it, or take off the turner and let the egg lie down?
     

  2. You can do either or its a personal prefrence...I lay mine down [​IMG]
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    I always remove the turner at lockdown. Too much risk of a chick getting a leg, wing or head caught in it, as well as the mess!
     

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