incubation in egg cartons

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenlady7770, Mar 14, 2018.

  1. chickenlady7770

    chickenlady7770 Chirping

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    I have some chicken eggs arriving tomorrow to incubate. This will be my second time. Let's just say I learned a lot the first time around. I ended up with two out of 9. Both chicken therapy.jpg were born with spraddle legs. I have taped them and they are doing well. Here they are doing their exercises. I learned the following:

    Don't sit your incubator on the counter above the dishwasher because there is a wild fluctuation of temp and humidity:bow and special care is needed with shipped eggs...
    I would like to incubate them upright, but I want to know if it is safe to do so in a janoel 10 incubator? Has anyone done this, and if so, which is better, cardboard or Styrofoam egg cartons? What do you think?
     
  2. MattCopeland

    MattCopeland Songster

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    Styrofoam will be best. The cardboard cartons will absorb all of the humidity out of the air. I use styrofoam cartons and have a very good hatch rate with a homemade cabinet
     
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  3. MattCopeland

    MattCopeland Songster

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    How I use the cartons in mine. Not sure about your type of incubator.
     

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