Lockdown today first hatch need advise Please!!!!

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  1. Chickiebabyfluff

    Chickiebabyfluff Yappette in Training

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    Today is lockdown and i am goin to put my eggs into a cut down egg carton to hatch do i put them in small side down like they are in the turner or fat side down or do i put them on their side ???
     
  2. pruitt514

    pruitt514 Out Of The Brooder

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    In the egg carton I put them small side down, just like they were in the turners. I also laid a few on there side in the incubator and they did fine. But I would not put the big end down, due to fear of drowning once there internally pip.
     
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  3. Chickiebabyfluff

    Chickiebabyfluff Yappette in Training

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    Quote:ok ty so much!!! should i put paper towels or anything on the wire floor ??
     
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    pruitt514 Out Of The Brooder

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    I did not put anything on the wire bottom, but i don't think it would hurt anything if you did.
     
  5. Chickiebabyfluff

    Chickiebabyfluff Yappette in Training

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    Quote:kk ty ty!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. gfcm

    gfcm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm excited for you, Chickie! [​IMG]
     
  7. Chickiebabyfluff

    Chickiebabyfluff Yappette in Training

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    Quote:Ty TY Im a NERVOUS WRECK!!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. gfcm

    gfcm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lol I understand! I don't even go to lock down until Thursday, and I'm already stressing about it...pathetic I am!
     
  9. lovin my birds

    lovin my birds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ahh hahaha! Join the club on having nervous break downs. I went into lockdown Sunday, should start hatching tomorrow. But right after lockdown the temp spiked. I am so afraid that it hurt these little babies. Two have started pipping, so i am staying hopeful. Oh by the way for some reason it spiked to 118 degrees. [​IMG] SCARY!
     
  10. Chickiebabyfluff

    Chickiebabyfluff Yappette in Training

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    Quote:do you hatch in egg cartons or just lay them on their sides?
    holy cow 108? Fingers crossed for you!!![​IMG]
     

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