Question on Positioning of Eggs from the How to Hatch Eggs Page

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by geller6980, May 4, 2011.

  1. geller6980

    geller6980 Chirping

    Apr 23, 2011
    Hello all

    Got a newbe question.

    on the page: How to Hatch Eggs, I would like a bit more clarity please...

    An incubating egg should set in a normal position as it would on a flat surface; that is with the large end slightly higher than the point. An egg that persistently has the small end elevated may cause the embryo to be misoriented with the head toward the small end. In the misoriented position, the chick is likely to drown on pipping. Therefore, it is quite important that in general, the large end of eggs should be slightly higher than the small ends; or as they would lie naturally on a flat surface.

    Can someone please post or point me to a picture where there is a profile of the egg and I can see the small end and the large end?

    I'm more of a visual person.



  2. gfcm

    gfcm Songster

    Apr 3, 2011

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