Can I leave eggs in auto tray

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by robgray, Dec 9, 2014.

  1. robgray

    robgray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi gurus,
    I am doing my first incubation....42 eggs ...ok I went crazy and hope hubbie doesn't look in incubator.
    My question is, as I have so many eggs and most were shipped, can I shut of the auto turner on day 18 but leave the eggs in their trays to hatch?
     
  2. robgray

    robgray Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi there! I personally wouldn't leave them in the turner even though it would be turned off. Chicks can so easily become trapped in them causing injury. I would reccomend hatching in cut down egg cartons. They can't become trapped in them. I always hatch in egg cartons I like the method, it makes clean up easier as you just throw the cartons away. I cut the cartons down so that they are quite shallow but still enough to support the egg in an upright position. I find it easier to monitor eggs process during hatch this way as the eggs are not bashed around the bator by hatched chicks.

    The only down side to hatching in cartons is that it can be hard to tell if you have an egg pipped the wrong end.

    Good luck hope you have a good hatch :frow
     
  4. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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