Foam egg carton in incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 1AcreRooster, Jul 21, 2011.

  1. I have just completed a homemade incubator, I am wondering if it is okay to use the foam cartons to place the eggs in or do I have to find a paper one?[​IMG]

  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    You can use the foam. Just make sure that condensation doesn't get trapped at the bottom of the egg cups.
  3. Thanks, it's been hard to find the paper ones, only foam ones at the store lately. I think I will put a small hole in the bottom of each cup.
  4. Reyvaughn

    Reyvaughn Songster

    Mar 10, 2011
    Northeast Pennsylvania
    I cut the bottoms out of mine. I can't use them to lift the eggs out of the incubator, which is fine for me. I just wanted to keep them semi upright since I had some detached air cells.

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