uh oh... the egg was upside down!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by joneus, May 12, 2011.

  1. joneus

    joneus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2011
    Ballston Spa
    I have a remarkably large, VERY dark egg that doesnt have a distinct "pointy" end. It took some work, but I _thought_ I'd figured out where the air sack was last week, so I've been orienting it that end up. I got a brighter flashlight today and took another look... I was wrong. The air sack is on the other side!!! Its been upside down for over a week! CRAP!

    It looks like the dark mass (that I'm assuming is the developing chick) is on the end that was up (ie, the wrong side).

    I've flipped it around, but- will chicks turn themselves in the egg if they're pointed the wrong way for the first 10 days???
  2. Lund Poultry

    Lund Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2010
    Brooklyn, WI
    it should be fine. Or you could just lay it on its side (this is how they lay naturally under the hen) Good Luck. Usually if they hatch at the wrong end they die within a few days (this has been my luck anyway)

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