Point of egg in the incubator UP or DOWN

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Spitman, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. Spitman

    Spitman Songster

    264
    1
    123
    Apr 24, 2010
    thats it up or down I foget [​IMG]
     

  2. pointy end down.
     
  3. Big end up, small pointy end down.
     
  4. Arielle

    Arielle Crowing

    16,722
    605
    411
    Feb 19, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    Air cell UP, pointy end down.
     
  5. cva34

    cva34 Songster

    667
    11
    111
    Aug 10, 2011
    Van Vleck ,TX
    Quote:XXX---222
     
  6. idispatch4911

    idispatch4911 Chirping

    128
    0
    89
    May 20, 2011
    Southern Utah
    In regards to this, I'm a first time hatcher (haven't set any yet) but planning on just leaving the eggs laying on their sides (as nature would have it). Is there a reason for standing the eggs up on end? Better hatch rate or something?
     
  7. CheekyMare

    CheekyMare Songster

    Quote:In a turner I assume.
     

  8. idispatch4911

    idispatch4911 Chirping

    128
    0
    89
    May 20, 2011
    Southern Utah
    No turner. Just on some hardware cloth. I *can* put them in egg cartons with pointy end down, but I wonder what the logic is...
     
  9. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

    8,427
    19
    263
    Aug 3, 2009
    Quote:I always hatch eggs on their side.
    Some people like to hatch in cartons, me, not so much. It's just a matter of preference.
     
  10. i set mine on there side because some eggs hatch upside down and its hard for them to hatch when u have them i a carton
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by