info on hatching in egg cartons?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sager:)silkies, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. sager:)silkies

    sager:)silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 1, 2011
    Canada
    i was thinking of hatching in egg cartons to prevent the hatched chicks from playing bowling with the chicks that havent hatched
     
  2. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have done a couple hatches with eggs in the paper cartons. I used a hole punch and cut out the bottom so eggs had more ventilation. It worked well except, I had one chick that pipped where the carton was and couldn't get out. Luckily I pulled egg to check when I heard peeps and saw that it couldn't hatch in the carton. Since then I have been using paper muffin baking cups and it keeps eggs from being rolled but they still can move some.
     

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