anyone ever givin this a thought?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by GotCochins?, Apr 24, 2008.

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    GotCochins? In the Brooder

    Mar 10, 2008
    Owens Cross Roads, AL.
    i have been reading about using the egg carton hatch method and i liked it for the cleanliness mainly.while setting a group the other day, it got me thinking a bit.have the hatch rates improved since using them.i understand the whole incubation process but i have always thought, why lay an egg that is fully developed and is attempting hatch on it side with nothing around it to create something for the lack of better terms,for them to push against.ive seen own eggs rolling around in the bator on hatch day,ect.....the eggs siting in a carton are pretty muched stabilized.same as when a hen sits on them.the are held in place by the hen on top and the ground underneath.just thinking that for the three weeks tha they are sitting they are all secure and cant really wiggle around much,then when the moment of truth comes, we allow them to be unrestricted.

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