Crossing fingers, please let me know if i did right!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tigerkitten45, May 22, 2010.

  1. tigerkitten45

    tigerkitten45 Songster

    Feb 22, 2010
    Sooo.......well made it to lockdown, i had my cut down egg carton ready, placed eggs in carton but didn't think until afterwards that i have heard about laying them on their side. Ummm, uhoh, i didn't do that i placed them in the carton just as they were in the turner, is this going to cause problems?? [​IMG]
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    How is lockdown going?

    I hatch my chicken eggs in cartons but I have also laid them on their sides - we have a turner also. I like the carton - stops the hatched chicks from knocking the unhatched eggs around.
  3. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Songster

    May 24, 2010
    There are a lot of folks who swear by standing eggs up. I think you will be fine. I have read that some folks feel it cuts down on drowning if the humidity was too high. I don't know myself. I prefer sides cause that's how nature made them but incubation isn't perfect.

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