Hatching in egg cartons

Discussion in 'Quail' started by moeell1, May 30, 2010.

  1. moeell1

    moeell1 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok I have a post about my bob whites that I'm tyring to 'grow'......this is our first time doing this whole thing and so far I enjoy it! So tell me more about hatching in a carton, is there a certain kind I use? Do I cut them down to make it so the babies don't get stuck in them once they hatch? I face them with the big end up, is that correct.....please tell me more! Thanks!

    Corinna
     
  2. Cedar Man

    Cedar Man New Egg

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    Hi Corrinna, I just hatched some bobwhites yesterday using egg cartons. Set 50 eggs and had 10 infertal. with 4 dying in shell/ My first time using egg cartons and I`m pleased with the results. Got 36 in the brooder. You cut the lid off of the carton and I drilled holes in the bottom of the carton where the eggs are positioned.You incubate and hatch with the same carton. I have a new Brnsea incubator and it`s too small to get 2 cartons in so I chose to use the egg flat that they were shipped in to incubate with.
    Joe
     
  3. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Take Any Carton.... The Shipper Flats Work Easiest, And Place The Eggs In Lg End Up... Nature Will Take Its Course From There. Dont Worry About Holes In The Carton, Or Chicks Getting Stuck So Long As There Is No Top Over The Carton Itself--- Beleive Me, All Quail Are Four Wheel Drive At Birth.
     
  4. crash0330

    crash0330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    "Four wheel drive" LMAO [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. rarebreedeggs4u

    rarebreedeggs4u Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, mine started hatching in the turner this AM with humidity about 35%. 20+ so far as still popping [​IMG]
     
  6. crash0330

    crash0330 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Wait! Isn't 35% humidity waaaaay too low?
     
  7. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Wait! Isn't 35% humidity waaaaay too low?

    YEP
     
  8. 95yj

    95yj Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats pretty low even for dry hatching, but quail'l just about hatch if you stick em on the table next to the bator
     
  9. JJMR794

    JJMR794 Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I DONT RECOMEND DRY HATCHING GAMEBIRDS OR WATERFOWL--- YOUR RESULTS WILL BE DEPLORABLE IN MOST CASES
     
  10. FeatheredObsessions

    FeatheredObsessions Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't go that low either. It's just too low.
     

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