Started incubating chicken eggs today (26/9)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by amosygal, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. amosygal

    amosygal Out Of The Brooder

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    Good morning.
    I started incubating chicken eggs today (my own birds). It's actually my fifth time incubating them. There are 42 of them in my incubator now.
    I know the pointed edge of the egg should be pointed down, but I have an egg with no pointed edge, what do I do with it?
    It doesn't matter? Do I need to candle it and see where the air sac is? Should I not incubate it?
    Thanks
     
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2011
  2. scoopy82

    scoopy82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Candle it to see which end the air cell is at and then put that end up. Thats why you put the pointy end down as the air cell is suppose to be in the fat end. Well that what i did with an egg that I had that didn't seem to have a pointy end and it hatched just fine. If the egg is fresh the air cell will be very small but you should still be able to see it when you shine a light through it, try shining on the side and you'll see the clear space and then the filled in bit. Hope that makes sense [​IMG]
     
  3. amosygal

    amosygal Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm having trouble finding the air-sac (the egg is fresh), can I check it out the first time I candle all eggs (in about four days), and just flip the egg then, or will it be late?
     
  4. scoopy82

    scoopy82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not sure about that one sorry - could you possibly lay it on its side somewhere, you'd have to turn it by hand but at least you could manage it that way until the air cell showed up?
     
  5. amosygal

    amosygal Out Of The Brooder

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    Good idea, I guess that's what I'll do. But I'll still be happy if some can answer, what happens if an egg is placed with the pointed edge up?
     
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    amosygal Out Of The Brooder

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  7. pnp4kidz

    pnp4kidz Chillin' With My Peeps

    I set eggs last night, so I'm with ya!
    good luck!

    I borrowed a cabinet bator, and filled it up... ugh, what WAS I thinking?
    bought a grab bag of 30, but they did get scrambled pretty bad... so tossed in a few dozen from my own flock! LOL!
     

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