Hatching in an egg carton ?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PTFarmer, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. PTFarmer

    PTFarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    I noticed in alot of your pic's, the hatching eggs are in cartons. Is there some benifits to hatching this way ? Paper towels on top of the wire rack ? Is this also benificial ? I will be removing 43 eggs from the auto turner and want to use the best methods for the last three days and hatching.
    Thanks in Advance,
    Brian

    PS This is a great site and congrat's to all of you with successful hatches !
     
  2. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    yes. The benefit is a clean and not so stinky bator. lol.
     
  3. slyfoxpeeps

    slyfoxpeeps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm going to use that method on my next hatch. The reason I am is because it is also to keep the chicks from rolling the unhatched eggs around and maybe get a better hatch rate. [​IMG]
    Sylvia
     
  4. Crunchie

    Crunchie Brook Valley Farm

    Mar 1, 2007
    Maryland
    There's a big 'ol thread about this somewhere on here...I'll dig up a link if someone doesn't beat me to it.

    I'm incubating and hatching in cartons this time. I'll have to post pics & let everyone know how it goes....I'm using the cartons as a semi-automatic turner. [​IMG] Propping up one side, then the other when I need to turn. We'll see what happens!! So far it's nice and neat and orderly. Beats turning each individual egg by hand--I've got 48 eggs cooking right now!
     
  5. pepperluvsmee

    pepperluvsmee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ooooo!! I have never heard of this method, please, please! More info! Sounds interesting and I am always interested in making life easier in the bator! THANKS Peeps!
    -Theresa [​IMG]
     
  6. Maggie3

    Maggie3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine are in the process of hatching in an egg carton. I put them in the egg carton on day 18 and increased humidity.

    Thanks again "Crunchie" for the eggs!!
     
  7. PTFarmer

    PTFarmer Out Of The Brooder

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    Crunchie,
    I've heard references to that post in other threads, but was unable to find it. Is there not a search function on the site or have I missed it ?

    Thanks,
    Brian
     
  8. jab91864

    jab91864 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    I have eggs in the bator now and plan to move them to cartons to try on day 18 when I stop turning. I saw the other thread and thought I'd give it a go.

    Julie [​IMG]
     
  9. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    I would be afraid they'd get stuck in the carton and not able to get out of the egg. I'm curious about this since I think I lost the other three ducks to the violent one and then Wooster's fellow got rolled like a bowling ball and never got out.
    K
     
  10. Maggie3

    Maggie3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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