Hatch in egg crate?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by klf73, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    I've seem some pics of eggs in the crate for hatching, how do you do this? Are they just put in there big end up on day 18?
    Krista
     
  2. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I think you mean an egg carton. On day 18 you put the eggs in the carton, big end up. I use the paper cartons. You can use styrofoam or plastic, but you must cut a hole in the bottom for air circulation. I just did my first hatch in the egg carton. The chicks hatched a lot faster, and the mess isnt as bad, because the eggshells and the goop stay in the carton.
     
  3. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    Sorry, yes I meant carton. Can you do this with all breeds or are there exclusions? My hatch was messy and would love to try this.
    Krista
     
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    Yes, you can do this with all breeds. I just did it with Silver Sebrights and Silkie eggs. It kept the incubator way cleaner.
     
  5. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    Great, will try with my new silkie eggs
    Thanks!
    Krista
     

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