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OPIE

Songster
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I have 11 eggs that I bought off ebay. I put them in the incubator big side down and they have been that way for 10 days. I read on a post yesterday that they should be big side up, so I changed them around and am wondering if I made a mistake.
 

swtangel321

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If you put them in cartons then yes, you did a "oppppppsssss"

Big side up !!!!!!!

 
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swtangel321

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Have you candled them at all ??? Is the air sac on the big end of the egg or the little end ??
 

Barnyard

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Quote:he said that he has candled and all he can see is a big blob....I asked him on what end was the blob, but no response yet.... I hope that it is not to late. I am really tempted to tell him to take them out of the turner and just turn them by hand. That way they are on there side not on either end....
 

swtangel321

~Crazy Egg Lady~
11 Years
Jul 11, 2008
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Quote:he said that he has candled and all he can see is a big blob....I asked him on what end was the blob, but no response yet.... I hope that it is not to late. I am really tempted to tell him to take them out of the turner and just turn them by hand. That way they are on there side not on either end....

hmmm.... he cant see a air sac at all ????? Thank god they were in a turner and not cartons, they have some what of a chance, Yah, I wonder also if he should put them on there side !! Wonder if that would confuse the chicks more than they all ready are ?
 

Barnyard

Addicted to Quack
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Aug 5, 2007
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Southwest Georgia
Quote:he said that he has candled and all he can see is a big blob....I asked him on what end was the blob, but no response yet.... I hope that it is not to late. I am really tempted to tell him to take them out of the turner and just turn them by hand. That way they are on there side not on either end....

hmmm.... he cant see a air sac at all ????? Thank god they were in a turner and not cartons, they have some what of a chance, Yah, I wonder also if he should put them on there side !! Wonder if that would confuse the chicks more than they all ready are ?

I agree about the egg cartons...atleast they were getting turned. I told him on day 10 he should be able to see vains and a pea chick in there !!!
 

swtangel321

~Crazy Egg Lady~
11 Years
Jul 11, 2008
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201
Quote:hmmm.... he cant see a air sac at all ????? Thank god they were in a turner and not cartons, they have some what of a chance, Yah, I wonder also if he should put them on there side !! Wonder if that would confuse the chicks more than they all ready are ?

I agree about the egg cartons...atleast they were getting turned. I told him on day 10 he should be able to see vains and a pea chick in there !!!

Wish he could see an air sac, at least then we could tell what end they might pip.
 

Three Cedars Silkies

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Apr 17, 2008
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At this point, I wouldn't worry about it. Just turn them large side up so the chick can pip the aircell. At ten days, the chick should have plenty of time to right itself and get into hatching position correctly. I'm sure all eggs ared not in the "correct" position in the nest under a broody.
 
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