HELP ITS ERGENT!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Phionex Boy, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. Phionex Boy

    Phionex Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HELP ME! i can use a egg carton for rotating eggs right? just face it the opposite way each time. Right?
     
  2. pjquail

    pjquail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm currently hatching bobwhite quail and I just keep them in the carton they shipped in and set them in the incubator. I also marked one side of the egg with an X to tell which eggs I've rotated and which ones I need to rotate; And I put each of them on their side for easy rotating.
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  3. Phionex Boy

    Phionex Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can you put a video Of how to do it? I have no idea :/ PLease pics or vids would help... i was thinking like you put it in a carton and put the carton on a stick and you tilt it different ways kind of like a roast cooker roatating but you only go half way! IM SO CONFUSED
     
  4. pjquail

    pjquail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here you go. As you can see I have all my eggs turned sideways so when I rotate them they will be on their other side (I rotate them at 8am, 12pm, 4 pm, and 8pm every day). I have my monitor on the right side to obviously monitor the temp. and humidity and I have my light bulb enclosed so when the baby quail hatch they won't touch the bulb and die. I have the styrofoam blocker thing in front of the bulb to eliminate some of the unneeded heat and if you can see in the back I have a wet dark green rag (color doesn't matter) sitting inside a container full of water with a sponge.
     
  5. Phionex Boy

    Phionex Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im gonna do dry incubation does it work as well?
     
  6. Phionex Boy

    Phionex Boy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and you open the lid to do that?
     
  7. pjquail

    pjquail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes you do
     
  8. HugHess

    HugHess Chickrack Addict

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    I put 9 eggs in a paper carton with the holes cut out at the bottom of eggs and put holes and widened the cone-ish part that separates the eggs for circulation. I then put cupboard liner (that rubbery, sticky stuff), on the bottom of wire grid and then on top of that I placed an upside down measuring cup,
    roughly 3/4" high with a small piece of liner on top...I numbered the sides of my eggs so I can go in there and quickly turn carton to next side, leaving it tilted with the cup. I hope I got it right the first time and look forward to opinions posted to your thread here. I too am trying the dry incubation method! I hope it works for us!
    Good luck.
     
    Last edited: Aug 8, 2014
  9. Phionex Boy

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    will u post a pic or vid of that? im confused.
     
  10. HugHess

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    I 'hope' you don't mean me...(?)...by the time I figured out how to upload it, your eggs would probably be hatched out... I still can't remember how I got my Avatar up here! @#$% What the heck, I'll give it shot, assuming you were talking to me?
     

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