24 eggs in a Brisnea Octogon - not enough room !! HELP !!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tparsons99, Dec 4, 2013.

  1. tparsons99

    tparsons99 Just Hatched

    May 12, 2010
    When I lay all 24 on their sides at lockdown I don't have enough room for all of them !

    I had to stack 2 eggs on top of the others. Will this pose a problem ???

    I guess I could try and candle them to see if there are any duds... But they are very dark BCM's and I don't own a true candeler....

    advice ???
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2013
  2. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

    Feb 18, 2011
    You could also hatch them upright in egg cartons (though if you have an automatic humidity pump that is tight space wise on top with large eggs), or just tilt a few slightly upright to make room for the other two right now, when the chicks start hatching they are going to bounce the other eggs all over the place anyhow.
  3. Avlana

    Avlana Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2013
    They don't have to be directly of their sides. They can hatch upright just fine too. And like the previous person said, the hatched chicks always shuffle around the unhatched eggs in all directions anyways, and they still hatch fine.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by