pointy egg fertility

Discussion in 'Quail' started by ChickenChaps, Jun 12, 2011.

  1. ChickenChaps

    ChickenChaps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am collecting eggs to hatch again. I have the luxury of being particular in selecting eggs. I get some that are really pointy instead of egg shaped. Are they less viable than the usual shaped egg?
    Can I pick and choose all the biggest eggs in hopes of getting bigger birds?

    Just curious if it makes any difference. Any helpful hints would be appreciated! [​IMG]

    Also, I am installing a pc fan in my lg incubator. I think I have it right, installing it so it blows toward the lid. How far does it need spaced out from the lid? I used one nut, maybe 1/4 inch from the lid, is that enough?

    Thanks quail geniuses! [​IMG]
     
  2. katheria

    katheria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    u actually want to install the fan where it blows downwards towards the eggs...heat goes up. for you want to blow the heat back down to the eggs.

    i installed mine a little less than 1/2 inch down from the lid.

    go to lowes homedepot ect and get plastic spacers.
     
  3. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Most Cooler Bators Issued With Fans Have The Fan Mounted In The Lid Directly Under 1 Of The Vent Holes Blowing Downward On The Eggs.
     
  4. I do not know of any reason one egg shape would be more viable than another.
     
  5. ChickenChaps

    ChickenChaps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, thanks folks!

    I see conflicting opinions on the direction the fan should blow. But your reasoning makes sense. I will turn it over. [​IMG] Thank you!
     

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