leaving eggs in egg cartons for hatching

aray67156

In the Brooder
10 Years
Mar 19, 2009
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i have been using an egg carton to help organize the bator but i day 18 i take them out and lay the eggs in the hatching tray, but i have heard of some people leaving them in the egg cartons for the hatching, big end up little end down. the problem i always have is the chicks rolling the eggs around and then they get broken. anyone else leave them in the cartons, or what else can i do.
 

chubbydog811

Songster
11 Years
Dec 24, 2008
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New Hampshire
My last hatch I left them in the carton...It worked great! They hatched out in half the time the hatch before did when they weren't in the cartons.
There wasn't the problem of the hatched chicks pushing around the eggs, potentially breaking them either.
Just remember to cut off the tops of the cartons incase the chick pips lower.
 

aray67156

In the Brooder
10 Years
Mar 19, 2009
11
0
22
hey everyone thanks for the info, does it also work well for ducks?
 

Bil

Songster
11 Years
May 8, 2008
531
2
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Cottage Grove, OR
I don't know about ducks, but here's a picture of how much I cut the carton down for my first hatch.



Not much was left of the carton, but I did like doing it this way.

Bil
 

tingle

Songster
10 Years
Mar 17, 2009
222
2
121
Merseyside
Forgive my ignorance I am REALLY NEW to poultry and hatching but this idea appeals to me how do you turn the eggs and how much do you turn them,also I have some eggs in on day 12 can I put then in egg cartons now to finish off or would I damage them Thanks
 

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