Hatched in the carton! Pic heavy!

hart31

Songster
12 Years
Jan 16, 2008
168
0
129
Bowbells, ND
Here are pics of the chicks from eggs left in a carton.
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First out of the carton

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Look at us

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nap time

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look at my sister zip!

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What's that pointed thing?

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Almost zipped!

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Almost out

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I want out!

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I made it!

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Gotta rest a minute!

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That was a long fall!

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Guess I haven't got my "land legs" yet!
 
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Citychick

Songster
12 Years
Jan 31, 2007
163
3
141
Did you leave them in the carton for the whole incubation time? Did you turn them? Nice pics!
 

hart31

Songster
12 Years
Jan 16, 2008
168
0
129
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.
 

ginbart

Crowing
12 Years
Mar 9, 2008
4,837
14
271
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?
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perrym1962

Songster
13 Years
Oct 21, 2007
302
2
214
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.
 

jimnjay

Songster
13 Years
Jan 11, 2007
1,911
46
201
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
 

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