Which way?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ole rooster, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was checking on the incubator eggs last night and got to thinking. I eggs turner really flops the eggs back and forth. They are not really turned. So I started to wonder is there a prefered position the eggs should be in for lock down? Should I lay them on their sides? Does it matter? [​IMG]

    Also a fellow south on me has a Hovobator for sale. He says it will hold 120 quail eggs. My question here is, is it the same egg holder for chickens eggs as the other? I have no interest in quails. He only want's $50 for it.
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    Last edited: Mar 24, 2012
  2. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
    Shelton Washington
    When they are ready for lockdown they will find a natural position if laying them on their side. Some hatch standing on end, we tried, but just lay them on their side at this point.

    I think the quail turner has different racks and will not work for chicken eggs.



    Good luck.
     

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