incubating in an egg carton

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by supadave, Jan 26, 2010.

  1. supadave

    supadave Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello, I am using egg cartons as stands for my eggs. Is it neccessary to cut a hole in the bottom of the carton in a forced air incubator?
     
  2. Painted Spirit

    Painted Spirit Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I poked a eraser sized hole thru the bottom of my styrofoam cartons. I didn't want a bigger size hole to keep cleanup easier.
     
  3. duck&chickencrazy

    duck&chickencrazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2008
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    i made a smal hole on the bottom as well...i like using the egg carton method...works well...easy clean up and not to messy...they also hatch out just fine....
     
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  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I make a big hole, had a great New Years hatch.
     
  5. jocoupon

    jocoupon New Egg

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    Yep, poke the hole and I cut my edges down quite a bit. I have left the edges too tall and it seemed too tall for some of the chicks while picking at their eggs.

    good luck

    Jollen
     
  6. supadave

    supadave Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks all for the replies.
     
  7. little_grey_bantam

    little_grey_bantam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how exactly do you turn them???? lPr
     
  8. supadave

    supadave Out Of The Brooder

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    The cartons sit in a rack that I built. The whole thing turns. The trays that are in the pic are for quail eggs but I'm incubating chicken eggs right now. [​IMG]
     
  9. Smokin Silkies

    Smokin Silkies formerly browneyebuttafly

    Mar 27, 2009
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    SWEEEEET bator [​IMG] I've always used the egg carton method since my first hatch. I love it! I don't have to deal with the huge mess everybody complains about [​IMG]
     

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