Resting shipping eggs?

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

  1. flutterbyecare

    flutterbyecare New Egg

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    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 Overrun With Chickens

    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

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  3. Winsor Woods

    Winsor Woods Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.

    Dan
     
  4. kid-n-chickens

    kid-n-chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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