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Positioning in Lockdown

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

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

    Sep 6, 2007
    spring hill, florida
    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

    Oct 2, 2010
    western Oregon
    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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