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Point end down or lay flat?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ADuckOnQuack, May 23, 2016.

  1. ADuckOnQuack

    ADuckOnQuack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've been incubating for a couple of years now and I've always put the eggs on their side. I was wondering does anyone put the pointy end down? If so do you think it's a better hatch rate or no difference? Thanks for your help
     
  2. ADuckOnQuack

    ADuckOnQuack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone help me out?
     
  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I lay mine down. I know a few who hatch upright. I get 90%+ hatches- they get 90%+hatches, I don't think it matters much to hatch rates, just a matter of preference.
     
  4. ADuckOnQuack

    ADuckOnQuack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks
     
  5. redguinea

    redguinea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone help me out?[/quote

    Ive tried both ways and honestly dont see a difference in the hatch rate. If I incubate the eggs with the end down then I lay them on their sides for lockdown, I dont like them hatching out with the egg still upright it looks awkward for the chick. You could give incubating the other way a go and see if it makes a difference for you.
     
  6. ADuckOnQuack

    ADuckOnQuack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks I will do
     

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