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need some advice on incubating eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by slordaz, Nov 30, 2015.

  1. slordaz

    slordaz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2015
    keep getting a lot of malpositioned eggs following the little giant deluxe instructions. I've followed the info on egg storage and these eggs are out of my own flock. This has happened on both hatches

    Flock is healthy but young
    eggs are collected 2 times a day and set in 3-5 day time frame

    they are looking good at 14 and 18 day candle and are ending up malpositioned at or after lock down apparently
    1st hatch had 4
    second hatch ended up with 12

    Any ideas what I am doing wrong?
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    On what day do you stop turning?
    You may want to put them upright (large end up) in an egg carton on day 16 or 17 and see if that helps.
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  3. slordaz

    slordaz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2015
    I stop turning then and remove the egg turner on day 18 and lay them on the screen as per the incubator instructions

    will try that on this next set of eggs Thank you

    also only gonna put maybe 10 eggs in this one instead of 20+
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2015

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