Question about egg storage and rotation (will they hatch)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Glenmar, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok. I got some eggs from a friend. I let them rest at room temp for 10 hours before loading them in the incubator.
    Upon unpacking them, I noticed that some were stored pointy side up. I asked you guys what to do and most people
    said load them in the incubator and wait a while before autoturning. I loaded them and waited 24 hours before turning on the
    autoturner. I called my friend to question how she treated the eggs, she said that daily she turned them end over end. That is
    how some of them ended up pointy side up. So the question is are the air cells really screwed up, or will these hatch. This is my first time.


    Please help.

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    Last edited: Apr 13, 2011
  2. Dewtheduck

    Dewtheduck Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey I found a duck egg and i have a home-made incubator not as fancy as that but i rotate my egg every 2 hours but not at night

    ~Hope that Helps!![​IMG]
     
  3. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks.
    Anyone else???
     
  4. OwensMom

    OwensMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glenmar, I am a new hatcher as well. My career high is 4 hatches-so I'm no expert. But I'm sure that the hens handle the eggs more roughly than that and I know that shipped eggs must be used as soccer balls. Some shipped eggs still hatch despite the rough treatment. If you reversed them pointy side down and let them sit than you could be ok. You did your best now enjoy the anticipation.
     
  5. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    End over end is the wrong way to do it but they should still be fine.
     
  6. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is what I was thinking. I just wanted some reassurance since this is my first time.
    thanks all.
     
  7. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm thinking they should be fine, also.

    Wishing you the best of luck [​IMG]

    ScissorChick
     

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