Turning eggs questions

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by JoshRonin, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. JoshRonin

    JoshRonin Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 28, 2011
    I'm working on a DIY incubator. Last year I hatched 50% of the eggs in a still air that I made, this time I'm adding a fan and turner. I do have questions as far as the turner goes.

    1. Is the idea to have the fat end of the egg up?
    2. And to turn it, it just needs to switch angles with the fat end still up?

    I guess I'm just confused a bit since last year I had the eggs laying on their sides, like a hen would, and rolled the eggs 180 degrees 3-4 times a day. Thanks for any help.
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    You can hatch them on their sides or fat end up in a turner. Just don't put them pointy end up!
    Yes, you tilt them from side to side, I believe at a 45* angle.

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