what end of the egg should be down?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dragontamer56, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. dragontamer56

    dragontamer56 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 13, 2011
    I have been told by the incubator to put the eggs pointed down and then i heard from somone here that it should be the other way around. I have also been told to have the airsac in the egg should be on the big side and mine are on the pointedside. so what side should be down in the turner?
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    You need to have the pointed end down......the aircell should be in the big end of the egg. If your's are truly in the pointed end you have a problem.
  3. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 17, 2009
    My Coop
    The eggs should be placed pointy end down, and the air cell should be on the large end. How were they stored? Were they shipped? If they were shipped then the air cells have been detached. That is the only way I would think an air cell could get detached is through shipping.
  4. Hot2Pot

    Hot2Pot Fox Hollow Rabbitry

    Feb 1, 2010
    West TN
    The pointed end always points down.
  5. dragontamer56

    dragontamer56 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 13, 2011
    Well i might have made a mistake because the air cell could be at the top and the space at the pointed end could be the extra space. but i do have them pointed end down and they were not shipped they are from my new turkeys.
  6. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

    Jun 13, 2009
    Diamond, Ohio
    Definitely pointed end down...
  7. tia

    tia Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Valdez, Alaska
    Good luck with your turkeys. I just hatched three, but had some trouble and lost one because of my humidity being too low. Someone told me about this site it may be of help to you. Sending good hatching vibes your way.


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