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Poll Results: How do you hatch?

 
  • 25% (8)
    in egg cartons
  • 75% (24)
    lay the eggs on their side
32 Total Votes  
post #231 of 234
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Originally Posted by Shawneegyrl View Post
 


The one in the back looks like it may be a hen to me. If the same age that is a lot of difference in the comb and waddle.

 

That's exactly what I thought.  And, the one in the back did hatch first so it's a bit older, lol.

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http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1140218/byc-member-interview-ren2014/0_30

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/building-our-duck-pond

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/feathers-and-two-feet

 

Nothing is trivial.

John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that He gave is only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." 

Where will you spend eternity?

 

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post #232 of 234

I apologize if this has already been asked here, but I can't find it. There is a lot of discussion about using the cartons starting at lockdown for hatching. My dad proposed using them from the start, but I just haven't seen that done, so I imagine there's got to be a good reason. I imagine it is a bit awkward to turn them in a carton?

Mixed flock of Rhodebars, Cream Legbars, Welsummer, Dominique, Blue Andalusian.

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Mixed flock of Rhodebars, Cream Legbars, Welsummer, Dominique, Blue Andalusian.

2 canine "protectors" and 4 feline friends! 

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post #233 of 234
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Originally Posted by lizzy14 View Post
 

I apologize if this has already been asked here, but I can't find it. There is a lot of discussion about using the cartons starting at lockdown for hatching. My dad proposed using them from the start, but I just haven't seen that done, so I imagine there's got to be a good reason. I imagine it is a bit awkward to turn them in a carton?

 

I think most people that use cartons just tilt the whole carton at one time.  Stick a block under one end, then shift it to the other end when its time to turn.

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Swedish ducks, golden comets and a light brahma roo, large fowl lavender orpingtons, bantam chocolate orpingtons, bantam cochins, silver duckwing OEGBs and Seramas! 
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post #234 of 234
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Originally Posted by lizzy14 View Post
 

I apologize if this has already been asked here, but I can't find it. There is a lot of discussion about using the cartons starting at lockdown for hatching. My dad proposed using them from the start, but I just haven't seen that done, so I imagine there's got to be a good reason. I imagine it is a bit awkward to turn them in a carton?

I don't use cartons but with egg turners, it's just a tilt back and forth so it could be done in cartons as WVduckchick mentioned.  I used rings that I made out of a paper towel roll to hatch in.  I had the eggs tilted a bit as they would be in a natural nest.  It worked fabulously.

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1140218/byc-member-interview-ren2014/0_30

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/building-our-duck-pond

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/feathers-and-two-feet

 

Nothing is trivial.

John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that He gave is only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." 

Where will you spend eternity?

 

Barre...

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http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1140218/byc-member-interview-ren2014/0_30

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/building-our-duck-pond

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/feathers-and-two-feet

 

Nothing is trivial.

John 3:16 "For God so loved the world, that He gave is only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life." 

Where will you spend eternity?

 

Barre...

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