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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mstricer, Sep 18, 2009.

  1. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    I've collected eggs from some of the Fav's and orp eggs Doing practice run on new incubator before spending money on the chicks I want buy and not knowing what I'm doing. Question I stored them with the little end up Is this bad? I'm only doing 6.
     
  2. Paganbird

    Paganbird CrescentWood Farm

    Apr 25, 2009
    Western Pa
    I don't think it will make much of a difference during storage, but you'll want to make sure they are pointy-end down when you incubate.
     
  3. chickenwhisperer123

    chickenwhisperer123 Whispers Loudly

    Mar 7, 2009
    Lincoln, Nebraska
    Quote:Wait.... They need to be turned during incubation, so do you mean thats where they should START?


    Ive never incubated, so I really dont know.
     
  4. Paganbird

    Paganbird CrescentWood Farm

    Apr 25, 2009
    Western Pa
    When you "turn" the eggs during incubation... it's more like a tilt.
    The larger end always stays up & you just tip the egg side to side.

    ETA: That's if you're using a turner or cartons to hatch. If you just have the eggs laying in the 'bator, you leave them on their sides. Mark each side: one with an X, one with an 0. The roll the eggs from one side to the other to "turn" them.
    I prefer to set eggs in a carton.
     
    Last edited: Sep 18, 2009
  5. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Thank you, I don't have a turner. I just lay them on their side and hope for the best. Isnt that how they lay under the hen, on their side? I will mark with X's and O's for hugs and kisses?
     
  6. Paganbird

    Paganbird CrescentWood Farm

    Apr 25, 2009
    Western Pa
    LOL! I guess it is hugs & kisses!
    I usually mark mine with the date set on one side & a letter on the other, but since you're just starting out... go with the hugs & kisses!
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