Resting shipping eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by flutterbyecare, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. flutterbyecare

    flutterbyecare Hatching

    Jun 3, 2010
    Hi everyone first time poster here. Today I recieved some BCM hatching eggs in the mail and have them resting small end down. The problem is there are six that I can not determine witch end is the small end. Is it OK to just let them set on their side? Wish me luck I have incubated 28 marans eggs and have had terrible luck, only 2 actually hatched.
  2. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I would say take you best guess and after you have them in the bator for 5 days candle them and then you can tell which end has the air sack. Turn them the right way AND

  3. Winsor Woods

    Winsor Woods Songster

    Jun 14, 2009
    Cascade Range in WA
    if you have a bright enough candler light, you should be able to see the air sack before incubation starts. That will give you all you need to know.

  4. kid-n-chickens

    kid-n-chickens Chirping

    Feb 14, 2010
    If you lay them on there side the end with the air sac will be slightly higher up then the small end. Hope this helps!

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