Hatched in the carton! Pic heavy!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hart31, Mar 22, 2008.

  1. hart31

    hart31 Songster

    Jan 16, 2008
    Bowbells, ND
    Here are pics of the chicks from eggs left in a carton.
    First out of the carton

    Look at us

    nap time

    look at my sister zip!

    What's that pointed thing?

    Almost zipped!

    Almost out

    I want out!

    I made it!

    Gotta rest a minute!

    That was a long fall!

    Guess I haven't got my "land legs" yet!
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2008
  2. Wow, my incubator is set up the same! Cartons and green shelf liner, LOL!!

    Adorable babies, congrats!
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2008
  3. Citychick

    Citychick Songster

    Jan 31, 2007
    Did you leave them in the carton for the whole incubation time? Did you turn them? Nice pics!
  4. hart31

    hart31 Songster

    Jan 16, 2008
    Bowbells, ND
    They were turned by tipping the carton back & forth using a piece of styrofoam as a block underneath it.

    They were incubated in a bator made from an old black& white tv case and an electric fry pan control for a thermostat. Then they were moved to a hatcher made from an old printer case with a plexiglass cover. It uses a thermostat from an electric water heater. This was the first batch hatched in it. Great view, and worked super well for pics except for some reflections in the cover.
  5. poultrykeeper08

    poultrykeeper08 Songster

    Feb 12, 2008
    Agawam , Ma
    Do you have any pis of the incubator and hatcher you made . I am going to build one and want some ideas .
  6. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    I noticed you have holes in the cartons. I didn’t do that for my RIR’s do you think that will make a difference? I’m on day 21 and nothing. My other ones I had only three hatched out of 15. I did have them in a turner until day 18. But no holes in the cartons. What do you think? [​IMG] [​IMG]
  7. perrym1962

    perrym1962 Songster

    Oct 21, 2007
    Eastview, Ky..
    I just completed my hatch using the carton method. Had 27 to hatch out of 30. So that is great I think. I put a disposable liner under the cartons and when all was done I just picked it all up by the corners and walla! mess is all gone.
  8. RedStickLA

    RedStickLA Songster

    Feb 27, 2007
    South Louisiana
    Great pictures! and Nice hatch! I would like to see pictures of your bator and hatcher too.
    [​IMG] Mitzi
  9. jimnjay

    jimnjay Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    Great hatch and very good work on your equipment. Congrats.

    Ginbart, The eggs do need good air circulation so poking holes in the carton could very well make a difference. Good Luck
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    How cute is that 3rd photo! That little baby is already roosting on the carton. LOL

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