Lockdown Question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SilkieCRZYness, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. SilkieCRZYness

    SilkieCRZYness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a little giant incubator from tractor supply with an auto turner and on day 18 when I take out the incubator, should I put the eggs in a carton so there still upright like they were in the auto turner or lay them on their side in the bottom??? Didn't know if they were forming a certain way and preparing to hatch upright and by laying on their sides would mess them up? Thanks so much!
     
  2. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can do it either way. I like to hatch in cartons (I cut them down for good air flow and so I can tell if anybody pips low) because it minimizes the "early birds" playing egg soccer with the late comers. I also like to put a square of rubber shelf liner (the kind that has holes) down over the wire--it gives them good footing and between the cartons and liner cleanup is super easy. Happy hatching!! [​IMG]
     
  3. Freckle Face Farm

    Freckle Face Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like the carton method also..I will have to try the rubber shelf liner idea that sonds GREAT!!! I also cut my egg cartons down... [​IMG]
     
  4. SilkieCRZYness

    SilkieCRZYness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I will have to try that out. I appreciate the reply!
     

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