Carton method of turning eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Three Cedars Silkies, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    Posting this pic for KLF73.

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    Can you tell that they are at about a 45 degree angle? You have to make sure the eggs all turn as well as the carton.
     
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  2. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    Thanks! I am just trying to get a faster way to turn my eggs so my bator is open less time. Turning 12 at a time will definitely save time. Always willing to try something new [​IMG]
    Thanks again
    Krista
     
  3. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Your eggs look good. Good idea about how to turn eggs faster.
     
  4. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    This is a very small bator. I made it just for eggs to incubate days 1 - 17. On day 18 I transfer them to my hatching bator which I made from a 48 quart Rubbermaid cooler. Lots more room. I even have a second shelf in it in case I need the room.
     
  5. deb1

    deb1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I must be having a blonde moment. :/Do you rotate the egg cartoons to turn the eggs? I know that you can't turn them upside down because they would fall out.
     
  6. ncgnance

    ncgnance Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Think about this..In the natural way of hatching chicks, the hen gets off the nest at least once a day to poop, get a drink of water, and eat. This takes probably 15 or 20 minutes. The eggs are not covered at this time. And, according to "How to Raise Chickens," it may help to let them cool down a bit every day. I've done it both ways, cool down, no cool down. In my opinion, no difference. Oh, by the way, I have 4 new silkie chicks, hatched last nite and today. 4 out of 6, so far..
     
  7. ezbird

    ezbird Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 4 new silkie chicks, hatched last nite and today. 4 out of 6, so far..

    Congrats on the new chicks.​
     

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