move eggs or not to move eggs.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Rbl4life, May 15, 2011.

  1. Rbl4life

    Rbl4life Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have some eggs that are almost in the lockdown stage, and want to know if i could take them out of the incubator and into a hatcher, would that be ok? one more question, if the eggs have gone the 18 days laying on there side can i move them into egg cartons for lockdown|?
     
  2. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
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    [​IMG] Welcome to BackYard Chickens! [​IMG]

    Yes, you can move them into the hatcher! On day 18, you are supposed to move all the eggs into the hatcher. [​IMG]

    And yes, it is OK to move the eggs into egg cartons. The position change will not hurt them.


    Happy Hatching!
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2011
  3. Rbl4life

    Rbl4life Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you!!
     
  4. Rbl4life

    Rbl4life Chillin' With My Peeps

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    would it be better if i just leave them lay flat in the hatcher or put them in egg cartons?
     
  5. ChickChick0811

    ChickChick0811 Out Of The Brooder

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    I left all of mine flat, but the other chicks knocked them all over the place after they hatched. [​IMG] Never tried an egg carton.
     
  6. Rbl4life

    Rbl4life Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im kinda on the fence with it, because when there laying flat like you said they get knocked around alot from the chicks that have already hatched. In a carton i think they would hatch and jump out and leave the aggs alone. but when there laying flat they can roll around more when there hatching. i dont know what to do
     
  7. mstrawn3

    mstrawn3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It won't hurt them if the chicks roll them around a little. They will still hatch just fine. I've always laid them on their side and had no problems. [​IMG]
     
  8. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
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    We always lay them on their sides [​IMG]

    Your choice, though [​IMG]
     
  9. Rbl4life

    Rbl4life Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ya i decided just to lay them on their side, i was going to use cartons but than i thought it might be harder on chicks. I got some going on lockdown tonight! wish me luck!
     
  10. Kbagwell1

    Kbagwell1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They aren't in egg cartons under the momma! lol The eggs also get shuffled around quite a bit out there with momma too! [​IMG]
     

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