egg crate hatch in LG....please advise

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by roxie03, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. roxie03

    roxie03 In the Brooder

    Mar 12, 2009
    I would like to try hatching in an egg carton this time. I have a LG still air bator. With the eggs in the carton to hatch, does that put the top of the egg too close to the heating element? I know the LG doesn't have as much 'head' room as other models.

  2. I just did it with Serama eggs, but I do not know about a large egg.

    Let us know when you get the correct answer and GOOD question.
  3. birdlover

    birdlover Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    And I would like to know how to turn the eggs when they're in a carton.
  4. chubbydog811

    chubbydog811 Songster

    Dec 24, 2008
    New Hampshire
    You wont have a problem with the larger eggs in the cartons and LG..About 3 weeks ago I did my first hatch with cartons in the LG, and they did just fine.

    As for turning, many other people have recomended putting a wedge under a side of the carton every time you need to turn them. Or put a wedge under the whole bator if you use sponges instead of the water wells...

    Hope that helps [​IMG]

  5. william9792

    william9792 Songster

    Nov 23, 2008
    graham, nc
    just make sure if you use cartons that you tilt the carton or bator to 30deg each time
  6. Sugar Sand Farm

    Sugar Sand Farm Songster

    Apr 24, 2007
    North Florida
    I didn't use an egg carton in our LG but I do have an egg turner in there. The eggs do seem a bit close to the heating element but I am on day 15 and so far all but 5 are viable. I don't think its hurting the eggs.I started with 41. two were clear and three cracked.When you use an egg carton I think the easiest way to turn them is to place something under one side so the carton is slightly tilted then do the same for the other side. Of course this is my first time and I am just repeating what I heard.
  7. birdlover

    birdlover Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Northern Va.
    Thanks! I was worried that the end that's tilted up would be too close to the heating element but I guess not, huh?

  8. warmfuzzies

    warmfuzzies Songster

    Feb 15, 2009
    Boondocks, Colorado
    I tilted the side not the end but I think the OP is talking about hatching in there, so there would be no need to turn.

    I also wondered about the eggs being to high in cartons, but I mine has a fan. I would think that would keep the temps steady, but without one I dont know.

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