And this go round, since there are 22 in the bator, I am not going to do the egg carton method. What do you all think the hatch rate will be without the cartons? I hope all 22 eggs hatch. right now with the eggs I have already hatched (7 out of 9) my hatch rate is somewhere around 78%. Not to bad for a beginner. The 2 that didn't hatch -- 1 was infertile and 1 drowned. I used the egg carton method during these 2 hatches. So tell me what you think of the egg carton method and do you or do you not use it during large hatches.