Lockdown - Shipped Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chantels1, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. chantels1

    chantels1 Songster

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    I am preparing for lockdown in a few days. I have 10 eggs in cartons. 1 aircell remained detached, but rest are stable. Some look normal, and about 1/2 are saddled. I gave been incubating in cartons and tilting the incubator 5 times a day.

    I had a reduced hatch the last time I hatched my own eggs in cartons, so it worried me. The eggs with good aircells, can they be laid on their sides? I just worry they will be malpositioned being in an unnatural hatching position...

    Has anyone tried both methods with shipped eggs?
     
  2. oregonkat

    oregonkat Crowing

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    Lay the normal ones on their sides. At this point you can stop turning altogether. I leave my saddles in the cartons to hatch and they do fine. I know folks put even the saddled ones on their sides too so it really is up to you. Have you candled lately? Good luck with your hatch.
     
  3. chantels1

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    Candled, checked air cells yesterday. All 10 are alive and well.
     
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    Hatch day is tomorrow. 1 externally pipped yesterday. Waiting for zip. No other action yet.
     
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    WVduckchick For The Birds!

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    I thought you would be getting close. Good luck!!
     
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    Thank you!!!
     
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