hatching eggs in egg cartons

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dadsgirl, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. dadsgirl

    dadsgirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    has anyone ever tried to hatch their eggs in egg cartons? if so what method did you use for this?? thanks angie
     
  2. pax12

    pax12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i did it works
     
  3. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    I have hatched eggs in cartons and I like the "no mess" of it.
     
  4. Julie's Silkies

    Julie's Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do you do it. with the big end up ?
     
  5. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    That's the only way I do it anymore. Just put them in big end up. Cuts down on the clean-up and the first to hatch don't bowl the remaining eggs around.
     
  6. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
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    WHAT about the HEAT that is required for hatching ?
     
  7. NewHopePoultry

    NewHopePoultry Overrun With Chickens

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    I'm interested in learning how to do it too.
     
  8. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:I put them into the cartons on day 18 when I move them out of the incubator into the hatcher.
     
  9. Ms. Lewis Rich

    Ms. Lewis Rich Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you put any kind of hole in botton of each section so air can circulate?
     
  10. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Ms. Lewis Rich :

    Do you put any kind of hole in botton of each section so air can circulate?

    No, I cut the lid off the carton and just set them in it. I use the pulp cartons. I know some people cut a hole in the bottom, but I've had good hatch rates without doing anything to it other than removing the lid. My hatch rates have improved a lot since I started doing it this way last winter.​
     

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