Leave in or take out ??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ChickieWoo, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. ChickieWoo

    ChickieWoo Out Of The Brooder

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    So I'm going into lock down today and I was wondering...I have my eggs sitting in paper towel rings and I was wondering do I leave them in the rings or take them out? Which is better?
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  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    I would personally take them out. Paper towels tend to soak up the humidity and cause issues with that. If you want to hatch them upright I'd put them in a carton. Or you can just lay them on their sides. Totally up to you. Good luck!
     
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I agree. I would take them out too. Good luck and have fun... [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. MuscovyMad

    MuscovyMad Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cut toilet rolls into rings and hatch my eggs on their side in them. That way i can dampen the cardboard before hand thus minimising moisture losses and it also prevents the eggs from geting kicked about when the first couple hatch. So it might be an idea to remove the paper towels and replace them with rings.
     

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