What side up?

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

  1. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    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.
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2007
  2. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    Yup, you are right! Fat side up! Thats where the air sack will be. Whatcha incubateing??
  3. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    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]


  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    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.
    Last edited: Oct 1, 2007
  5. jackiedon

    jackiedon Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Central Arkansas
    No purple silkies? [​IMG]

    Good luck on your hatch!!! [​IMG]

  6. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007
    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 Songster

    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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