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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
Thread Starter 

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.

post #2 of 3
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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.

Nevertheless, she persisted.

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Nevertheless, she persisted.

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