Brinsea owners- Upright in racks or lay down on sides?

Fred's Hens

Premium Feather Member
9 Years
Honestly, I gave up on the racks entirely. I now use the egg carton method. Then, at day 18, I do lay them down. Other folks just leave them in the egg cartons and hatch them upright.

It does seem best to cut a hole on the bottom of each cell for air passage. I just like the cartons better than the racks. The eggs simply aren't uniform enough for the racks to work for me. To each their own experience.

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Rest in Peace 1980-2020
Premium Feather Member
8 Years
Jun 28, 2011
I use the racks and sort the eggs according to size so they fit comfortably. I incubate and hatch them lying on their sides and remove the racks when I remove the turner for lockdown.

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