Holes in Egg Carton ??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chick_in_Indiana, Apr 25, 2008.

  1. Chick_in_Indiana

    Chick_in_Indiana Chillin' With My Peeps

    296
    1
    151
    Dec 14, 2007
    NE Indiana
    I am going to try the carton method this hatch. Is it a good idea to put holes in the bottom of the carton. i am going to use a cardboad carton.
    When do you put the eggs in the carton? On day 18 or when they start to roll?
     
  2. ncgnance

    ncgnance Chillin' With My Peeps

    517
    3
    151
    Aug 22, 2007
    Iredell County, NC
    The ones I saw here had the bottoms cut out for air to circulate, I guess. My question is, will it be alright to use the clear plastic cartons? I don't think the temps would be high enough to emit fumes or anything, do you? Day 18 is the time to set them in the cartons and crank up the humidity. Get everything right, then DO NOT OPEN THE BATOR AGAIN FOR 5 DAYS. That's what the "dry incubation" man says. Humidity is the main thing until they hatch. I've got 8 days to go with my cochin and silkie eggs. Good luck!!
     
    Last edited: Apr 25, 2008

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by