Positioning in Lockdown

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by seminolewind, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I just candled before lockdown. I put the eggs in little "seats" so the chicks wouldn't roll the other eggs. I had one die that way last time. Anyway, I was wondering if anyone candles, then places the eggs with the air pocket up for lockdown? I've never thought of it. Anyone?
     
  2. chickened

    chickened Overrun With Chickens

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    I candle at lockdown for space and to avoid possible blowups. I just lay them on their side.

    I have actually set eggs upside down in the incubator in cartons to hatch and forgot to lockdown them and they still seem to hatch.

    Personally I do not think it matters.
     

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