carton incubating small eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Akane, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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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....
     
  2. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Back cotton balls around them?
     
  3. 98 gt

    98 gt a man of many... chickens

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    Get a smaller carton?? Maybe that's too obvious.. Just kidding.
     
  4. l'uccello

    l'uccello Out Of The Brooder

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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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  5. 98 gt

    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...​
     
  6. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

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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.
     
  7. 98 gt

    98 gt a man of many... chickens

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    That should work, that's what I did with my quail eggs...
     

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