Setting eggs again, question on what end and air end

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by crazy4hens, May 16, 2010.

  1. crazy4hens

    crazy4hens Out Of The Brooder

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    So I went and eggs shipped, 20 in total and short story only 3 hatched. I am trying one more time, have 15 buff orps. I have a borrowed Brinesea 20. I had originally just laid them on their sides, I know put them in pointy side down, right? Also I candled and should the air sac be in any place top or bottom. I have two on the bottom and some I cant tell. I have let them rest, got them on Friday, pointy side down.


    Thanks a ton,

    Tracy
     
  2. MiniBeesKnees

    MiniBeesKnees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Air sack should be in the big end.
     
  3. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The reason it is pointy side down is because the air cell should be on the big end. I hand turn my eggs, so they are always lying on their side.
     
  4. crazy4hens

    crazy4hens Out Of The Brooder

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    Should I flip it? Some of the eggs I couldnt see the air cell, and some of the eggs are completely round, so I guessed which way up????


    Tracy
     
  5. luckyduck

    luckyduck Out Of The Brooder

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    Hmm. when we candled the air sacs weren't always on the big end. What to do? Place them so air sac up top regardless ? Will the air sac move if placed back big side up?
    That sounds like a stupid question.. i wouldn't think an air sac can move. Does it?
     

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