Day 18 Question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bokeeliachick, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. Bokeeliachick

    Bokeeliachick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When removing the turner is it better to just lay the eggs on a rubbery holey mat type of thing
    or use the cut down egg cartons? I have never tried the egg carton method.
    But maybe if they are not rolling around they will be able to get the shell cracked easier.
    I have had some humidity issues so I might have to help some out.
    Just want to make it easier for them to get out.

    Thanks for your input!

    Lynn

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  2. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    I tried to leave mine in an egg carton this last hatch... some people have had good results with this method.... as for me, all mine that stayed in the carton died. The ones I took off the carton hatched. I have heard some complain that it is harder for the chick to get over the lip of the egg after zipping if the egg is upright. However, on the floor means they get kicked by those who hatch first. It's sort of a judgment call on your part which will work better.
     
  3. BeccaB00

    BeccaB00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No I would not put them in anything. In my opinion it would be harder for them to hatch like that . And also when the chick hatches it may have a hard time getting out of the carton. Good Luck!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think that cartons are a good idea either.
    Chicks will find it easier to hatch without,

    Sandie
     

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