I need to make a decision quickly!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by silkieluver_07, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    My eggs in the bator are pipping 3 days early. I was going to put the eggs in egg cartons, but now the eggs are pipping on the side of the egg because I've been hand turning them. I don't what to do. Egg carton or no carton?
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    I would just leave them. They are already in the position they are going to hatch in, and standing them up now might mess them up. They should be fine on their sides, albeit a bit more messy! Good luck!
     
  3. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    NO ,,, their set themselves on the side,,, if you put them in the carton now they may drown, suffocate, or be upside down,, but thats just my opinion ,, i havent hatched very many,, sorry for such little help.
     
  4. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    Leave em be [​IMG]
     
  5. JanieMarie

    JanieMarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Another vote for leave em! They seem to have no problem with hatching on their sides. Good Luck! [​IMG]
     
  6. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I would leave them alone.
     
  7. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    Thanks everyone. My last hatch was the first time I used the carton, and I had a better hatch rate. I can't wait to post pictures! You guys are the best. [​IMG]
     
  8. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    And another vote to leave them hatch naturally. Good luck! [​IMG]

    Jody
     
  9. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Minnesota
    Yep, leave them be. Heres hoping for some chicks to hatch for you!
     
  10. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 31, 2008
    Pennsylvania
    Their peeping!!!!!! I really hope my partridge x lavender split silkies hatch. (2 eggs) [​IMG]
     

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