how do you position the eggs in the incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by notapandabear13, May 17, 2009.

  1. notapandabear13

    notapandabear13 Out Of The Brooder

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    I know, dumb question, but do they go vertical or horizontal? Im pretty sure verticla, but im kinda second guessing myself. I am about to incubate my first batch and a little nervous. [​IMG]
     
  2. jbowen9

    jbowen9 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    if it is chickens pointed end down oh sorry vertical
     
  3. old mill poultry

    old mill poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you tried the egg carton method?
     
  4. notapandabear13

    notapandabear13 Out Of The Brooder

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    no, ive never done this before. I have an incubator that has wire mesh in the bottom, and not really enough room to stuck an egg carton in it.
     
  5. kysilkies

    kysilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The egg carton, if trimmed, shouldn't add so much as to make a difference, if so, sounds cramped in there...I'm also a newb so I'm not aware of bators that may be like that...
     
  6. old mill poultry

    old mill poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You cut the top of the carton off. I found my hatches are more successful and don't have to worry about rolling around when they are hatching.
     
  7. FlashPointFarm

    FlashPointFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of incubator are you using?

    Are they shipped eggs?

    Answering these questions would help us answer your question. [​IMG]
     
  8. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

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  9. notapandabear13

    notapandabear13 Out Of The Brooder

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    The eggs are from a local farm which one of my friends manages. there are 9 total. I picked them up and a little giant 9200 still air incubator from her yesterday, and now currently trying to stablize the temp around 99.5-100 degrees. they are chicken eggs, all from various types of chickens (some are silkies, some are polish, they are all mixed in togeather, its hard to tell who laid what)
    I guess there is enough room if i cut the top off the carton...hmmm....
     
  10. old mill poultry

    old mill poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck with your hatch![​IMG]
     

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