Can you use foam egg cartons in the incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dave27889, Feb 4, 2009.

  1. dave27889

    dave27889 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am out of the paper egg trays. I do have several new foam egg trays. I am just wondering if that would work. I have cut the bottoms out so the air will flow through just like the paper trays. I can buy the paper ones in a day or so. Has anyone used the foam ones with good luck? Thanks and happy hatching! dave27889
    By the way go to the crazy egg train and trade some eggs. We need everyone that has pure eggs to trade. Later
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I've only heard paper. Egg is porous, it needs to breath. Paper/cardboard helps it breath easier.
     
  3. Bammony

    Bammony Red-dress-less

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    I have used Styrofoam in the past with great results. [​IMG]

    ETA: I cut holes in the bottom of the carton where each egg sits.
     
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  4. snowydiamonds

    snowydiamonds Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'm trying it for the first time, with bantam Black Orps, bantam Ameraucana's and LF Silver Lace Wyandottes:) Wish me lot's a luck!
     
  5. dave27889

    dave27889 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good Luck. I wish you the very best. This is my first time also as far as a large batch goes. I've done little amounts for school projects and boy scout stuff. I have 75 eggs in three incubators right now. Later, dave27889
     
  6. Ms. Lewis Rich

    Ms. Lewis Rich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was using the paper ones but it was having an effect on humidity , because it was porus.
    This time I used the other put holes in bottom and cut it down about a third, plenty of humidity can get to eggs.
    I have eggs hatching now,
     
  7. dave27889

    dave27889 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks a lot and I am going to try it. I will cut them down and I do always cut out the bottoms for air flow. Thanks to all, Dave27889
     

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