which side down

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mudpuddle, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. Mudpuddle

    Mudpuddle Out Of The Brooder

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    this egg is a tough 1 which side needs to be down in my incubator? just give me your best guess... glove side?

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    Last edited: Jan 9, 2012
  2. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    What's the "glove side?"

    In any case, eggs, if not incubated on their sides (in some incubators) should be positioned with the smaller, pointy end down.
     
  3. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    Candle it.... air sac up.
     
  4. acw123

    acw123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    good luck - I have had some like this and have guessed right and wrong. I suggest putting it in the turnere and then candling after a few days to see if air sac is up or down and adjust accordingly.
     
  5. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x2
     
  6. Mudpuddle

    Mudpuddle Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks guys ^_^ good advise
     
  7. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, I'd candle it too. I've had eggs like this- where it was impossible to tell from the outside which was the air sac was. Candling was the only way to figure it out.
     

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