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Symmetrical eggs? Does it matter which end is up?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by oregonkat, Feb 15, 2017.

  1. oregonkat

    oregonkat Crowing

    Oct 5, 2012
    Southern Oregon
    I have just received some gorgeous BCM hatching eggs and some of them are so symmetrical that I cannot tell which is the pointy end. In this case, does it matter which end goes up? Is there enough space on either end for the air sac? Thanks.

  2. Pyxis

    Pyxis Hatchi Wan Kenobi Premium Member

    Mar 27, 2012
    My Coop
    Yes, it does matter, because the air cell doesn't move (or rather shouldn't - if it's detached that's a problem all on its own). You'll need to candle to find the end with the air and put that end up.

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