Ducks in lockdown tonight want to try egg carton??? How to use eggcar?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by destin0709, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. destin0709

    destin0709 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My call ducks going to lockdown tonight. I just decided I may try egg carton method but have questions.
    Do you have to use paper or can you use styrofoam cartons?
    Also I have read big side up, correct?
    And do you cut holes in each spot for air flow? Any help much appreciated. Thanks
     
  2. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When I do carton hatching, I use the paper cartons, just because that's what I have handy. I don't see why you couldn't do it with the styrofoam ones as well. I don't think it would make any difference. I cut out the bottom of each cup, so the eggs can get humidity all up round them. Cutting out a circle in the bottom of each cup is fine. If I'm incubating small eggs, I also cut down the height of the carton too, so that at least 1/3 of the egg is sticking up over the top. That's so they don't have trouble zipping round the shell. Hope that helps you some...
     
  3. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Here are photos of how I set up my egg cartons.

    Empty carton
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    This one show one carton trimmed completely, the other was about to be trimmed
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    Two fully trimmed and fully loaded cartons.
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    You trim them to allow air flow around the eggs still. Good luck.
     
  4. destin0709

    destin0709 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks my duckies are starting to pip and one is almost out!
     
  5. CelticOaksFarm

    CelticOaksFarm Family owned, family run

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    Congrats!
     

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