egg carton hatching and a hovabator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by muddipuppy, Sep 9, 2009.

  1. muddipuppy

    muddipuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i'm about to get a set of eggs and am considering trying egg carton hatching. will this work in a hovabator?
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I have a turner so I don't incubate them in a carton, but I use a carton to hatch them in my hovabators.
     
  3. muddipuppy

    muddipuppy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if i incubate in the carton i imagine they need to be slanted. how slanted?
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I think people just alternate propping one end and then the other up.
     
  5. Paganbird

    Paganbird CrescentWood Farm

    Apr 25, 2009
    Western Pa
    I just used to tip them one way, then the other in the cartons.
    I was always afraid of breaking something by tilting the whole carton... or the whole 'bator. Some people said they had temp fluctuations when they tipped the 'bator.
    I guess it depends on how many eggs your setting. If it's just a few, you could tip the individual eggs in the cartons. If it's a bator-full, you may want to prop the cartons by putting a dried sponge under one side.
    I prefer carton hatching to laying them on the floor of the 'bator.
    Good Luck!
     
  6. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    i don't know about hovabator, i use home made bator, i also use carton hatching and i think it can make it but i need to help him/her out from his shell.

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