kelliepulido

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So w/egg carton method to turn do just tip the carton up on its side the long side so it is actually just a 1/4 turn for the egg or do you thing just putting the eggs in the carton on day 18 is better
 

ZuniBee

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May 8, 2007
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If you don't have an automatic turner my opinion would be to tip the carton up on its side the long side so it is actually just a 1/4 turn for the egg. From the info I have gathered I believe the results are better if the egg is upright during incubation and not put in the carton after laying on its side for 18 days.
 

Leslie In North Pole

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Mar 7, 2007
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On this past hatch, I wasn't able to use my turner as it is made for chicken eggs and I was incubating geese, chicken, pheasant, duck and turkey eggs. I opted to try the egg carton method during incubation and hatching. Instead of putting water in the water reservoirs, I placed it in a child size cup with a paper towel sticking out of it in order to wick the moisture better and turned the eggs by placing a vhs case under one side of the bator, removing it and placing it under the other side several times a day.

I am very proud to say that my humidity and temps did well and that I had a decent hatch on the shipped eggs.
 

twigg

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Mar 2, 2008
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Quote:If you are turning manually, and esp. if you have a fan, then the egg carton is a very good idea.

You want to turn the eggs 45 deg. one way, then 45 deg. the other, blunt end up.

The eggs travel through a total of 90 deg. from side to side, and this is all the auto-turners do.

Stop of day 18
 

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