Turning eggs in carton.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by keds45, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. keds45

    keds45 Out Of The Brooder

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    i know a lot has been written on this already, but I haven't found an exact answer to this yet---
    We placed the eggs in my sons incubate today, in the carton. he marked one end of each with a pencil to tell "which end is up". He is planning on just flipping them over 3 times a day (there are only 7). Will this work? I've read a lot about tipping the carton, but he really wants to do it himself. will it still work! wow, lots to know!!!!
     
  2. debs_flock

    debs_flock Overrun With Chickens

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    You want to keep the pointy end down during the entire hatch if you are incubating in a carton. The air cell is in the rounded end of the egg. It would be best to put something under the end of the carton and change which end is slanted up 3 or more times per day. Try to stay with an uneven number of times, so the overnight period isn't the same direction each night.

    The other choice would be to mark the sides of the eggs and lay them on their sides. I used A B & C and gave them a third turn each time.

    Good luck.

    Deb
     
  3. keds45

    keds45 Out Of The Brooder

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    ok--makes sense--thanks
     

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