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How do you hatch your eggs? Standing or lying down...

Poll Results: Standing or lying down, Which way do you hatch?

 
  • 50% (2)
    I stand my eggs up as if in an egg carton for hatching
  • 25% (1)
    I lay my eggs down for hatching
  • 25% (1)
    I do both.
4 Total Votes  
post #1 of 3
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I am just curious, I had never heard of them hatching standing up until I came to BYC. Never actually thought about it.

 

 

I have been standing them up in egg cartons I cut up just for hatching, but I I am thinking of lying them down instead.

 

I find the egg cartons take too much room once the hatching starts and I am thinking lying down the other chicks will push and roll the eggs around stimulating those that are lazy hatchers.

 

I am curious as to what others do and why..

 

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Ralphie the First from the Duchy of Duluth.

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Composting is good for the environment..
Composting Geese is better for the environment
Composting ducks is best for the environment.
Start your composted Duck pile today,
if you do not have your duck
Borrow a neighbors duck to compost own...
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Originally Posted by duluthralphie View Post
 

I am just curious, I had never heard of them hatching standing up until I came to BYC. Never actually thought about it.

 

 

I have been standing them up in egg cartons I cut up just for hatching, but I I am thinking of lying them down instead.

 

I find the egg cartons take too much room once the hatching starts and I am thinking lying down the other chicks will push and roll the eggs around stimulating those that are lazy hatchers.

 

I am curious as to what others do and why..

 

Thanks

Ralphie the First from the Duchy of Duluth.

I lay mine down, but I remove my chicks at hatch preventing them form playing soccer with the other eggs. I have not hatched upright yet. I know a few people who do and prefer it. 

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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post #3 of 3

For me it depends on the eggs.  Local eggs and great looking shipped eggs I'll lie down, but any shipped eggs where I'm not happy with their progress I hatch standing up.

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The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing - Edmund Burke
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