getting ready for lockdown egg carton ?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by beverlyl, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. beverlyl

    beverlyl Out Of The Brooder

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    I am getting ready to go on lockdown on my 2 batch of eggs. I bought an incubator that has an automatic turner and read somewhere that it is best to put the eggs in an egg carton(hatch the way they were in the incubator). Should I just put them in the carton or should I put holes in the carton??? [​IMG] I would really like a few more fuzzies to go with the 2, I got last weekend.
     
  2. Dread Pirate Roberts

    Dread Pirate Roberts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
    NorCal
    I cut the lid off the carton (obviously) and then I cut little holes out of the bottoms of each egg cup in the carton. I'm not sure how necessary it is, but I do it.
     
  3. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    No holes are needed, just pop them in and close the lid.
     
  4. beverlyl

    beverlyl Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank You. Are these holes to big?
    [​IMG]
     
  5. Dread Pirate Roberts

    Dread Pirate Roberts Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 20, 2009
    NorCal
    That's exactly how I do it.
     
  6. beverlyl

    beverlyl Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank You. [​IMG]
     
  7. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

    Jun 28, 2009
    middle tenn
    is your hatch rate higher hatching in egg cartons? i havent tried that method before. just wondering if hatch rate could be higher. i need all the help i can get.
     
  8. Whitehouse Quail

    Whitehouse Quail Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2009
    Michigan
    Bigdawg, yes, my hatch rate went through the roof with shipped eggs when I used cartons. (And, I didn't cut holes in them.)
     
  9. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

    Jun 28, 2009
    middle tenn
    Quote:thank so much for the reply, day 18 out of the turner and in to the cartons. my last few hatches have been around 60% want to get closer to 90% or above
     
  10. Wild Chicken

    Wild Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going back to hatching in cartons. I didn't for these last 2 hatches and they were horrible. Absolutely nothing was different as far as my temp/humditiy, but I didn't hatch in the carton. So we'll try again and see if it's better.

    Good luck to you!! [​IMG] gotta love fuzzy butts [​IMG]
     

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