Incubating in an egg carton?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Newbie chick 30, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. Newbie chick 30

    Newbie chick 30 In the Brooder

    Jan 31, 2011
    Orlando, FL
    I've seen the pics...cut out the bottoms for air flow...I know they go pointy side down...but here is the do you turn them?
  2. newham0614

    newham0614 Chirping

    Jul 26, 2010
    I'm using the dozen carton with 3/4 inch pvc tubes under them. I got the idea from someone on this forum. Or you can prop up the side of the incubator with a book. Good Luck
  3. midget_farms

    midget_farms Songster

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    I built a turner - its basically a board that rotates like a teeter totter. Just give a twist from the outside.

    You can keep it as simple as placing a block of wood under one side of the carton & then switch to the other side. Doesn't have to be complicated.
  4. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    My incubator is turned by the auto-turner cradle, so there's no individual turning of any egg. They all get turned at the same time. Cut down egg cartons are perfect for that reason.

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