egg carton info

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by horsechick, Mar 26, 2008.

  1. horsechick

    horsechick Songster

    Nov 14, 2007
    Eaton, Ohio
    Hi all,
    We moved our 5 eggs into our 1588 hatcher.
    I put them in an egg carton, big end up, and we are now waiting.
    Is that how we are supposed to put them in there?
    I hope it doesn't hurt tham should we have just laid them down on their sides?

    They are due the 27th so anytime from tomorrow until ....when ever we'll be watching!
    Thanks for any info,
  2. AussieSharon

    AussieSharon Songster

    Dec 18, 2007
    Yes that's it. I've got eggs due next Tuesday and plan to try the egg carton method. I'm hearing a lot of success stories.
  3. hart31

    hart31 Songster

    Jan 16, 2008
    Bowbells, ND
    Were you turning them by hand or did you have an auto turner? A few people who turned eggs by hand with them laying on their sides have lost a chick or two in the carton method becuse the chicks were upside down and didn't get oriented upward to the air cell. I think this would be less likely if they were upright in an autoturner or a carton from the beginning.

    A couple of the chicks which didn't make it from my first batch this year were oriented wrong though and I lost them in the hatcher on their sides so it may not make a difference one way or the other.
  4. horsechick

    horsechick Songster

    Nov 14, 2007
    Eaton, Ohio
    Ours were in a turner.
    We have 5 at day 20 today, we noticed this morning we HAVE A PIP IN ONE EGG![​IMG]

    Now this afternoon there is still the pip, I think we can see it moving in and out a little but its not all the way thru.
    Does it usually take them forever?
    I've heard some take a couple hours and some a day to get out.
    Thanks all!

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