How do you do the Egg carton method?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by L*A*G*, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
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    how do u do the egg carton method?
    what is your results?
    when do u do the egg carton method?
     
    Last edited: Mar 14, 2009
  2. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    during incubation or during hatching?

    Either way will work. you just take a flat pencil or some kind of wood piece and tilt it on sides three times a day. works for me when my turner went out.
     
  3. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    planet chicken
    i have a auto turner. i was thinking that it was something that u did at maybe day 18. idk for sure.
     
  4. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    Sure you can use them on day 18 and let them hatch out. No problems with mine and alot less messy.
     
  5. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    planet chicken
    does it help them or is it just as easy to leave them in the turner?
     
  6. Kung Foo Chicken

    Kung Foo Chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    If my turner has them standing tall I just unplug it. I have the LG type with removable egg holders so easy to wash.
     
  7. EweSheep

    EweSheep Flock Mistress

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    I dont leave them in the turner because so many slots in there can have a chick's leg trapped so that is why I moved all the eggs out of the turner and put them in cartons.
     
  8. I'vegotchickenfever

    I'vegotchickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What type of carton? Does it matter? Should it be cardboard or what??[​IMG]
     
  9. happyhens

    happyhens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most people use the cardboard type, that is what I am using.
     
  10. Hens_And_Chicks

    Hens_And_Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just finishing my first hatch today in an egg carton - I used a cardboard carton and placed the eggs large end/air sac up on day 18 - it was a lot less messy and the eggs do not roll around bumping the others.

    It was incredibly easy to use - will hatch like this again on my next batch of eggs I set Tuesday.
     

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