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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by darin367, Nov 30, 2011.

  1. darin367

    darin367 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    raccoons wiped my flock out last night... i had given up on incubating eggs and had been letting the hens do it.... my wife is devastated... so i got out the bator.. i have some fertile eggs from the flock, they've been washed, but i've hatched before with washed eggs... not a good hatch rate but it's worth a try..... can't remember with side of egg to put up, the smaller pointy end or the big end, i have an egg turner.... thanks guys..
     
  2. lswatson111304

    lswatson111304 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pointy end down! I hope they hatch, sorry about your loss!
     
  3. Ukiah

    Ukiah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yus, pointy end down ^-^ If the pointy end is facing upwards, the air cell (Which is on the fat end)
    may try and work it's way to the pointy end, making it impossible for the chicks to hatch.
    Sorry about your chickens [​IMG] I'd be devastated, to. We currently have a coon that climbs
    all over the coops at night trying to find a way in.. Hopefully we'll get him tonight ^-^

    Good luck!
     
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  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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  5. GreenGoddess

    GreenGoddess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yus, pointy end up ^-^ If the fat end is facing upwards, the air cell (Which is on the fat end)
    may try and work it's way to the pointy end, making it impossible for the chicks to hatch.
    Sorry about your chickens [​IMG] I'd be devastated, to. We currently have a coon that climbs
    all over the coops at night trying to find a way in.. Hopefully we'll get him tonight ^-^

    Good luck!

    The fat end is where you want the air cell and you want it to be *up*.. [​IMG] Think you may have gotten a little "upside down" while typing.. LOL

    Goddess [​IMG]
     
  6. Ukiah

    Ukiah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yus, pointy end up ^-^ If the fat end is facing upwards, the air cell (Which is on the fat end)
    may try and work it's way to the pointy end, making it impossible for the chicks to hatch.
    Sorry about your chickens [​IMG] I'd be devastated, to. We currently have a coon that climbs
    all over the coops at night trying to find a way in.. Hopefully we'll get him tonight ^-^

    Good luck!

    The fat end is where you want the air cell and you want it to be *up*.. [​IMG] Think you may have gotten a little "upside down" while typing.. LOL

    Goddess [​IMG]

    WHOA

    THANKYOU!
    LOL
    xD

    Yes, I did get a bit upside down there o-o

    Thankyou Goddess!
     

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