First Lockdown Question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gvntofly05, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. gvntofly05

    gvntofly05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay so tomorrow is day 18 and lockdown starts at 9:30 am. I turn my eggs 3 times a day at 7am, 2pm and 8pm. Should I turn them at 7am and not at 9:30 when I up the humidity or should I not turn them at 7am and just wait and turn 1 last time when I add the extra water at 9:30am.
     
  2. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Quote:You will be fine if you don't turn them it's only 2 1/2 hours. Are you laying them down or putting them in egg cartons?
     
  3. gvntofly05

    gvntofly05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm just going to leave them on their sides this time, I think [​IMG]

    Is there a benefit to putting them in egg cartons?
     
  4. ultra1classic

    ultra1classic THE FLUFFINATOR

    Jul 20, 2009
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    my hatch rate jumped up went i went to cartons
     
  5. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
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    Quote:I like doing that because the one's that hatch don't knock the other eggs around so much.
     
  6. gvntofly05

    gvntofly05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay, so what would I need to do to put them in egg cartons? Do I need to modify the carton? And small end down right?
     
  7. flgardengirl

    flgardengirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sunny side up :)
    I cut the bottoms out of each egg hole and trimmed the sides of the cartons down about halfway. The small end down is correct.
     
  8. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I cut the top half off and cut some small holes on the sides of the bottoms for air. You may be able to see some pictures of them if you do a search on hatching eggs in cartons. You will be surprised there is a lot less of a mess to clean up.

    Here you go I did a search for you.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=257614

    This one has some pictures. I don't cut mine like that.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=148484

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=77620
     
  9. gvntofly05

    gvntofly05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thanks, maybe I'll give it a try!
     

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