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

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by namastemama, Sep 8, 2013.

  1. namastemama

    namastemama Chillin' With My Peeps

    What do you do? I normally lay mine down befor elock down, but I am wondering if I would have a better hatch if I kept them in the rack?
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    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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    Last edited: Sep 8, 2013
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    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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