Lock down egg position


Apr 28, 2017
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.


7 Years
Dec 25, 2012
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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