How do you hatch your eggs? Standing or lying down...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by duluthralphie, Mar 26, 2016.

  1. I stand my eggs up as if in an egg carton for hatching

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  2. I lay my eggs down for hatching

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  3. I do both.

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  1. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Chicken Wrangler extrodinaire Premium Member

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    I am just curious, I had never heard of them hatching standing up until I came to BYC. Never actually thought about it.


    I have been standing them up in egg cartons I cut up just for hatching, but I I am thinking of lying them down instead.

    I find the egg cartons take too much room once the hatching starts and I am thinking lying down the other chicks will push and roll the eggs around stimulating those that are lazy hatchers.

    I am curious as to what others do and why..

    Thanks
    Ralphie the First from the Duchy of Duluth.
     
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    I lay mine down, but I remove my chicks at hatch preventing them form playing soccer with the other eggs. I have not hatched upright yet. I know a few people who do and prefer it.
     
  3. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    For me it depends on the eggs. Local eggs and great looking shipped eggs I'll lie down, but any shipped eggs where I'm not happy with their progress I hatch standing up.
     

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