Very basic question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MagsC, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Minnesota
    A place I am buying eggs from says when they are settling I should leave them pointy end down. I always thought it was pointy end up? If I have been doing this wrong all along, I want to know![​IMG]
    Thoughts on this? I would really appreciate it.
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Pointy end down, Big end up!!!
     
  3. daisychick

    daisychick Incubator Tetris Master Consultant

    Feb 8, 2009
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    Pointed end down. [​IMG]
     
  4. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Yep! Pointy end down, fat end up. The fat end is where the air cell is, so that's the end you want up. [​IMG]
     
  5. Backyard Farm

    Backyard Farm Certified Personal Chicken Attendant

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    yes... for sure!!

    pointy end down.

    Good luck with your hatch!

    [​IMG]
     
  6. fhdogs

    fhdogs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I thought it was point down. The air sack should be up, which is in the wider end. But the last time I hatched eggs was in kindergarten about 25 years ago.
     
  7. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Minnesota
    That makes sense. I think being sick has marinated my brain.Sigh. Thinking back to last fall when I last incubated, yes, my fogged up mind THINKS I probably put them pointy end down. I must be getting Alzheimers.[​IMG][​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2009

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