Point side down?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jen-Brd, Dec 22, 2016.

  1. Jen-Brd

    Jen-Brd Just Hatched

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    I received mail order eggs and is very round on both ends. Is there any way to know which side goes down? I tried to candle but no air pocket visible.
     
  2. ChickenGrass

    ChickenGrass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi there and :welcome.
    There should be an an air pocket,
    If their is none visible then the air pocket is probably,
    Broken which means chicks will form but when it comes
    To hatching chicks pop the air pocket to get their first breath of
    Air but if their is no air pocket the chick will die.
    The seller should have packaged the eggs pointy side up.
    I would tell the seller that the air pockets are broken and you would like a refund.
    Goodluck,
    Fionn.
     
    Last edited: Dec 23, 2016
  3. Jen-Brd

    Jen-Brd Just Hatched

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    2 hatched out of the 7. One cracked, one died after pip. 3 developed embryos but never pipped (one I heard chirping but no pip).Does anyone have a recommendation how long to let shipped eggs rest prior to hatching?
     
  4. Jen-Brd

    Jen-Brd Just Hatched

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    I mean prior to putting in incubator.
     
  5. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    A solid day to 48 hours without tilting and point end down to let them settle.

    Fat end up.
     
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