hatch/egg carton

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by the simple life, May 4, 2008.

  1. I have read someone mentioned that at some point during incubation you take the eggs off of the turner and put them in an egg carton.
    Can someone please explain this for me.
    This is my first hatch coming up and I thought that you left the eggs in until hatch.
  2. Vamp-A-Billy Princess

    Vamp-A-Billy Princess Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    Day 18 instead of just sitting them in the incubator you put them in an egg carton in thhe incubator. That way the first ones to hatch dont kick the other eggs all over the place. Also gives them something to push against so they can theoretically break out faster. Type it into the search and you can find lots of threads on the subject. I am on day 11 of my first hatch. I think I am gonna try it.
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    I use a turner in one of my incubators...you stop the turner on the evening of day 18 and take it out of the bator, it can cause damage to your chicks hatching, they can get caught in it even if its stopped.......I lay my eggs on their sides on the wire floor...some have started using egg cartons I have never done that so they would have to chime in.....
  4. Thank you , that makes sense.Can you let us know how that goes for you?

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