I decided to try using an egg carton in the hatcher this time as I had alot of eggs and didnt want the chicks rolling the eggs around. I cut the bottoms out of the tray and placed the eggs in it. The chicks started hatching alright but I found several got stuck in the egg still in the carton. Then one really large egg the chick zipped and could not get out of the carton he was stuck upside down and kept peeping. I kept trying to see who was making all the noise. I finally took the top of the incubator off and found this poor little guy stuck upside down. I quickly took him out and placed him on a damp paper towel. As soon as the egg was clear of the carton he pushed himself out of the egg. I also had 2 splay legs this time because they were not on a flat surface. It did keep the eggs from rolling around but I had to intervene too many times to help the chicks stuck in the carton wholes. Next time I will go back to laying the eggs on the flat surface.