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1st time using egg carton method and I've got pips!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LilRalphieRoosmama, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    I'm very nervous; have 35 good eggs (candled them on day 18) in the bator. First time using the egg carton and I am nervous about how the heck they are going to get out of there!! Have two eggs that pipped; gotta get the brooder ready.

    Calm me down!!!!!!

    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

  2. SterlingAcres

    SterlingAcres Songster

    Apr 17, 2008
    Poconos, PA
  3. Julie's Silkies

    Julie's Silkies Songster

    Jul 27, 2008
    Gloucester, Virginia
    Please let us know how it turns out, I was going to try using one too.

    Good Luck [​IMG]
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2008
  4. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Congrats on the pips [​IMG]

    I'm sure everything will be ok [​IMG]

    Keep us all updated

    Can't wait to see the little babies [​IMG]
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Remember, PICs!!
  6. I'm telling you, Lil....you'll never go back to any other way. I love to see them zip and "pop the lid" on the shell and then sit in the shell looking around for a few minutes. Sometimes they'll draped their little heads in the curve of the carton between the eggs and sleep. Many of mine get out of the carton for a few minutes, flop around the bator, then make their way back into the carton and sit in it.

    I will say that people talk about their eggs rocking around a lot and I don't see mine do that much...just a little. I think the egg stays more stable while they are turning in the egg and getting into position to hatch.

    Good luck...keep us posted!! [​IMG]
  7. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    ok...I'm still nervous and hesitant but I...will...be...patient...

    I set the other bator up as a hatcher just in case because I just can't see how it's going to work. Still just two pips but one pip is getting bigger! They are taking lots of naps in between but that's ok. Day 21 isn't until Saturday anyway so they are right on time. I kept the humidity lower this time too so keep your fingers crossed!

    Will take pics - no worries there! Thanks for hatching with me. Going to bed now to get sleep while I can. I know tomorrow will be a long day!


  8. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    Well, fortunately they let me sleep last night and just started hatching this morning. Have one out so far and a bunch more pipped!!!!

    Come on chickies!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Last edited: Aug 9, 2008
  9. candyd

    candyd Songster

    Jul 7, 2008
    Corinth, NY
    Congrats on the new hatchlings! [​IMG]
  10. steelshot

    steelshot Songster

    Jul 6, 2008
    North Carolina
    Just used the egg carton method on last hatch and hatched 11 of 12 eggs.[​IMG] It worked great. Also allows for a few more eggs in the hatching tray.

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