babies hatching soon....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tarheel4lif3, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. tarheel4lif3

    tarheel4lif3 In the Brooder

    Oct 4, 2007
    saw that someone put their eggs in a carton inside their incubator before hatching to help with the mess. I did this but wanted to know if it was ok?!
  2. Maggie3

    Maggie3 Songster

    Feb 4, 2008
    Central Michigan
    I wanna know too!!
  3. menkot

    menkot Songster

    Jun 1, 2007
    I did it too. So far nothing on mine but I am still hopeful.
  4. tarheel4lif3

    tarheel4lif3 In the Brooder

    Oct 4, 2007
  5. Crunchie

    Crunchie Brook Valley Farm

    Mar 1, 2007
    It was Zunibee that posted about hatching in the cartons. Interesting. This time I'm trying the whole shebang in cartons--I'm using them as egg turners. I prop them all up on one side...then go back and switch and prop up the other side to "turn". I got 48 eggs in my hovabator this way. [​IMG] And, after Zunibee's success, I might try letting the boogers hatch in them, too!!
  6. Heidi

    Heidi Songster

    Mar 18, 2007
    Northwest Michigan
    I have a batch that will be hatching out on the 19th and I plan on using the cartons. All my other batches chicks were running over eggs until the rolled way to the side - all of those died w/ out pipping. In fact I already cut my cartons and have them under the table that has my bator on it so I don't forget. [​IMG]

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