1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

buttons

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by elmi, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. elmi

    elmi Out Of The Brooder

    47
    1
    27
    Jan 31, 2017
    Hey guys! I am currently hatching some button quail. i set them yesterday on their sides in the incubator. then i did some reading about how you should incubate shipped eggs upright. so this morning i put the eggs upright in a cardboard carton. does the sudden change of position harm them. and can i use cardboard cartons for that task.
     
  2. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    2,149
    364
    196
    Feb 15, 2017
    Texas
    I won't hurt them. The cartons will work great.
     
  3. elmi

    elmi Out Of The Brooder

    47
    1
    27
    Jan 31, 2017
    Okey, thats great. thanks for your reply!
     
  4. elmi

    elmi Out Of The Brooder

    47
    1
    27
    Jan 31, 2017
    Also i've heard that some people do not turn shipped eggs for like 3 days or so. is that something i should do aswell ?
     
  5. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    2,149
    364
    196
    Feb 15, 2017
    Texas
    Yes. I don't turn shipped eggs for three days. Some people cut the bottoms of the egg cartons also.
     
  6. elmi

    elmi Out Of The Brooder

    47
    1
    27
    Jan 31, 2017
    okey. I did cut the bottoms off. are you sure its safe to not turn them ?
     
  7. eggbert420

    eggbert420 Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    2,149
    364
    196
    Feb 15, 2017
    Texas
    Not turning them in the first three days give the air cells time to reattach. Most everyone does it with shipped eggs. If you look at old threads, you could read about it.
     
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2017
  8. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    80,876
    7,945
    746
    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    sending good hatching vibes your way [​IMG]
     
  9. elmi

    elmi Out Of The Brooder

    47
    1
    27
    Jan 31, 2017
    okey! i will. Thanks for your help!
     
  10. elmi

    elmi Out Of The Brooder

    47
    1
    27
    Jan 31, 2017
    Also i am doing dry incubation. can you do that with buttons ?
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by