which end down???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AHappychick, Jan 16, 2009.

  1. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    I am about to put Golden Comet eggs in the bator. The eggs are huge! anyway one is so round I can not tell the small end fom the big end. I keep staring at it, and trying to measure it but I really have no idea both ends of the egg are the same. How do I place this one in my turner (at the moment I have it lying on its side but cant do that when they go in the bator later. Thanks!
     
  2. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

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    I was told to up them in the bator and wait 3 days to see where your air cell is then you can turn them with the air cell to the top. Or try to candle them and see if you can see the air cell. Hope that helps.
     
  3. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    Quote:I did not even think of that thanks... I am a little slow in the mornings [​IMG]
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I usually lay an egg like that on it's side along the side of the turner for a few days and then candle to see where the air cell is.
     
  5. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Chillin' With My Peeps

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    big end up and little end down.
     
  6. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:Good luck, Comets are wonderful! [​IMG]
     
  7. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

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    *L*A*G* :

    big end up and little end down.

    L*A*G you silly goose, she can't tell which end is the little end. [​IMG]
     
  8. TheNewMrsEvans

    TheNewMrsEvans Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is funny because I had the same problem this morning! I ran in the dark bathroom and candled it...yea I guessed right! On the eggs it seems the small end is perfectly smooth (it comes out first), where as the large end might have a few little shell bumps...
     
  9. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I get some like that from my OEG hen all the time, I have to lay them on their side for a few days until the air cell has evaporated some. Otherwise there would be no way to tell. They are almost perfectly round.
     
  10. GracefulBantams

    GracefulBantams Hatching and Showing

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    The pointy end is supposed to go down, but it is sometimes hard to tell!
     

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