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Lockdown!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Dirty Dozen, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. Dirty Dozen

    Dirty Dozen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just candled and put 37 eggs in cartons to hatch (1st time with cartons). 2 possibly 3 might be quitters. Amazing how some are further along than others so I won't dump them yet. Will start raising humidity tomorrow. 1 had to go solo on wire (no more room). Think I might like the egg carton thing. Easier than killing my eyes trying to find out who rolled where! Wish me luck!
     
  2. CALI CHICK

    CALI CHICK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Happy Hatching! [​IMG] Hope it goes well for your babies in the cartons!
     
  3. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    Lots of good luck and hope you have a great hatch [​IMG]
     
  4. HereInOz

    HereInOz Out Of The Brooder

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    x2!
     
  5. cupman

    cupman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm new to hatching and don't understand all the methods. What is the egg carton for? Is it just some way to tell which chick came from which egg?
     
  6. HereInOz

    HereInOz Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm pretty new to all this myself but using egg cartons is a great way to keep the eggs in place during lockdown and it helps keep the first chicks hatched from kicking the other eggs around. Just gotta make sure and cut holes in the bottom of the egg cups so the eggs can breathe. Hope this helped [​IMG].
     
  7. Dirty Dozen

    Dirty Dozen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Realized I can't do cartons. Once they start to hatch, no rooms for chix to run around so out they go! Hoping to hear some peeping or see some rocking Tuesday or Wednesday. So exciting!
     

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