What side up?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PurpleChicken, Oct 1, 2007.

  1. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    I just picked up an auto turner for our little giant 9200.

    What way does the egg go? Round side up or pointy side up?

    I can't find this info anywhere. It looks like the round side (what
    I would call the bottom) goes up in the picture.


    We also added the air circulator.
     
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  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Yup, you are right! Fat side up! Thats where the air sack will be. Whatcha incubateing??
     
  3. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    Your the best Justasnak!! Quick too!!

    I've got 14 of Jody's buffs + 6 of my own White Leghorn/Who knows crosses.
    My Leghorn roo gets around. [​IMG]

    THANKS!!!!

    Don
     
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Yeah, Don, whatcha incubating? Oh, is this for the ones I'm sending you in a few weeks? Oops, never mind-I was posting when you were posting your answer to Deb, LOL. Yep, aircell (fat side) goes up, always. Sometimes with my Lexie's eggs, they are so oval, I have to candle to find the little aircell and even then, sometimes it's difficult. One of my Brahmas lays a golfball shape and sized egg, but usually you can tell which end is up, but Lexie? Always has to be unique.
     
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  5. jackiedon

    jackiedon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No purple silkies? [​IMG]

    Good luck on your hatch!!! [​IMG]

    jackie
     
  6. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

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    A few are very oval but I think I can make a good guess.

    Our local feed store had a LG 9200 still air on her shelf. I grabbed
    it for $38 bucks or something. We were just going to experiment
    with it using our eggs.

    Then Jody posted she had her Buff eggs available and I couldn't refuse. In order
    to get the best hatch with her eggs we ordered the air circulator and turner.
    Plus I have 4 thermometers and 2 humidity meters in it.

    The plan originally was to buy the Brinsea Oct 20 or Rcom 20. Now I've
    got $130 invested in this LG so we'll see how it works.

    My first hatch, 25 years ago, was is a foam incubator with a lightbulb.
    I had a hatch rate of more than 50%.

    Thanks everyone!!!
     
  7. ella

    ella Chillin' With My Peeps

    Candling is a good idea, you can find the air cell and you can eliminate any eggs with blood spots, cracks, or broken air cells before you even start to incubate.

    I have an LG 9200 with turner and fan and had two excellent hatches with it 9 out of 10 and 6 out of 7.

    You'll have those cute little buff peeps in no time... ah don't quote me on that though. [​IMG]
     

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