Hatching in cartons?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chickengirl1304, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. Chickengirl1304

    Chickengirl1304 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to try hatching in cartons this time. Do I leave spaces or just fill them up? Anyone have any pics of this? Thanks :)
     
  2. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I don't have any pictures for you but, I use a clean egg carton for hatching all the time. I cut the carton down on sides and cut out the bottom and also use a hole punch to put holes in sides to give the eggs as much possible air circulation. Some people use styrafoam, I use paper ones. I find it is helpful to fill the carton with eggs and cut away extra unfilled spots if possible and still retain stability. I have tried laying eggs in cupcake papers but found the eggs get kicked around to much by the early hatchers. Good Luck
     

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