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Position of egg when incubating

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ja123, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. Ja123

    Ja123 Out Of The Brooder

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    Will eggs hatch with the pointed end up?
     
  2. kuchchicks

    kuchchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The fat end should be upwards because of the air cell. You may have eggs hatch pointy end up but your hatch rate will not be what it should be if placed the other way.
     
  3. Ja123

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    There are definitely a few still alive because i can see the movement. I just dont know whether to leave them alone or turn them now??????
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Overrun With Chickens

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    Were are the air cells positioned? That's the important thing to consider, whether the egg has been incubated fat end up, narrow end up, or on the side. All that really matters is that air cell position.
     
  5. Ja123

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    Incubated narrow end up. They are just over day 20 . I know now that was the wrong way. There is a few for sure that are alive. I just dont know what i should do
     
  6. Peep_Show

    Peep_Show Overrun With Chickens

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    How long incubated? What method of turning do you use?
     
  7. Peep_Show

    Peep_Show Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd suggest placing the eggs on their sides to hatch. If they're chicken eggs they're about to pip and in lockdown. They may pip the wrong end, but some of those do survive.
     
  8. kuchchicks

    kuchchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X2. You don't want to hatch them w pointed end up. Lay them flat. You should be in lockdown. Hope for the best. Do your air cells look good? Right size?
     

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