help please ASAP can i hatch duck eggs in egg cartons?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by skillswife, May 15, 2011.

  1. skillswife

    skillswife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read they have to be on their sides to hatch is this true? I had them in my turner until today when I took them out and put them in a carton for lockdown. I need to know asap what to do so I can make the changes.
     
  2. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, I wouldn't know. Maybe someone else will.
     
  3. skillswife

    skillswife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I took them out of the cartons and layed them on their sides yesterday just in case. Sure hope they hatch ok.
     
  4. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fingers crossed! [​IMG]
     
  5. skillswife

    skillswife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well i have 3 possibly 4 pips! [​IMG]
     
  6. Zaxby's2

    Zaxby's2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. Griffin Nest

    Griffin Nest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ducks do better when turned and hatched on their sides.
    That's what I did.
     
  8. valley ranch

    valley ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Greetings, I've only done chicken eggs and locked down in egg carton. I think duck eggs would do well large end up in a carton also.

    Didn't mean to contradict you, if you hatched them that way I'm sure it works well.
     
    Last edited: May 17, 2011
  9. skillswife

    skillswife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well all 7 have pipped and several are zipping, yay! So I guess I can say so far the side thing is best;)
     
  10. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    I've done it both ways and got the same results either way. I think it is just your preference. Congrats on your new babies.
     

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