Hi everyone! I ordered some b/b/s orpington eggs and some b/b/s marans eggs from papas poultry. I have 3 orpington, and 5 marans (out of 23 eggs!) that have made it to this point. (Day 14) my automatic turner is the type that the eggs lay on their side in, so I decided to hand turn and keep them in an egg carton pointed end down Instesd of using it because the air cells were a mess. Some of the air cells are still detached. My questions are. Should I leave them upright to hatch, as opposed to lying them on their side? Do I need to cut the bottom out of the carton if so? Will they be able to hatch that way?? Right now they are in a paper carton and I have been tilting them 4x a day with something propped underneath it. Anyways. Any advise is welcome. First experience with shipped eggs! Also... I read mixed opinions on when to stop turning... should I stop on 16 or go with the usual 18?