carton incubating small eggs

Akane

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I got some really small bantam eggs today and they all have loose air cells. I decided to incubate in cartons for that reason but the eggs are so small they can nearly sit sideways in all the cartons I have. Any ideas? Maybe it's just time to buy a turner....
 

l'uccello

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We've incubated partridge eggs in cartons with a bit of tissue paper stuffed into the bottom of each cell that allowed us to position them. We've got small bantam eggs in cartons right now, each sitting on a little square of bubble wrap and that works well too. Anything that keeps them stable would work, I'm sure.
 
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98 gt

a man of many... chickens
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l'uccello :

We've incubated partridge eggs in cartons with a bit of tissue paper stuffed into the bottom of each cell that allowed us to position them. We've got small bantam eggs in cartons right now, each sitting on a little square of bubble wrap and that works well too. Anything that keeps them stable would work, I'm sure.

Instead of bubblewrap use something breathable...​
 

Akane

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I have no cartons that size and I can't wait a week for an order from online. Only thing I could try is going to the store and buying a dozen small eggs but I doubt they'd fit even that. If the store even has eggs below medium. They are just barely too big for the cartons I put the coturnix eggs in.

I might just try stuffing some paper towels around them. Not sure how it would effect moisture though but I don't want to use any plastic.
 

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