I'm getting ready to do a test run incubating and hatching eggs in a Sportsman 1502 I just got. I've never hatched eggs before and this is my first test to make sure I have an idea of what I'm doing before I get to serious breeding in the late winter/early spring. I read the instructions that came with the 1502 and I'm also reading the book "Hatching and Brooding Your Own Chicks." I know when you are done incubating and turning the eggs you're supposed to position them in the hatching tray and stop turning, I think it was after day 18. The instructions that came with the incubator say to lay the eggs in the hatching tray in their natural position, but I thought I read somewhere you were supposed to put them in a tray with the pointy side down. So if anyone could help me figure out which way they should be placed in the tray I'd appreciate it. I couldn't find any reference in the Hatching book. Also, shouldn't they be placed so they cannot move? I see how you can do this if they're in a tray but not of they're laying on their side since they can roll. Any info would be greatly appreciated. I'd like to get the procedure nailed down in my head now before the clock starts ticking.