Lock down egg position

xcalibor67

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getting ready for my 1st hatch and was thinking of how i was going to place the eggs when i take out turner @ lock down. Have read some say merely put the eggs in an egg carton, and others say not to stand the eggs strait up, that they need at least a 30degree angle/tilt. Have read of others who just lay them on their side.. Any suggestions, and reasons why? Thanks.
 

chickengeorgeto

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Big Bend of the Tennessee River's Right Bank.
Laying on their sides is the way to go. Chicks need to rotate their bodies the last 3 days and the pips little head needs to be tucked under its right wing. I am unsure but I think it has something to do with the direction that the chicks needs to turn in order to use its egg tooth to cut the shell. I like my humidity to be in the 80% range the last 3 or 4 days. You will not have problems with stuck or shrink wrapped chicks with your humidity this high.
 

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