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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by home on the range, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. home on the range

    home on the range Out Of The Brooder

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    I put my eggs on lock down for hatching in an egg carton. I set the like I would in the turner with big end up. Is that right!
     
  2. Pele

    Pele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Actually, I would take away the carton and just lay the eggs on their sides free-style in the incubator.
     
  3. Spangled

    Spangled Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, big end up. I've had great luck with hatching them in egg cartons if I've cut away most of the carton to allow for ventilation. In fact, that's how they have to hatch in my fully packed Brinsea incubator. Best wishes.

    Note: My broody hens, on the other hand, seem to find it much more comfortable when the eggs are in a horizontal position. [​IMG]
     
  4. Becci

    Becci Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, big end up.

    I like laying them on their sides, but if you've got a still air and your eggs are coming out of a turner, you need to keep them at the same height that they were at in the turner or you'll have a huge temperature difference. Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]
     
  5. Sally Sunshine

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