Plastic okay.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jay1995, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. jay1995

    jay1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is plastic okay to hatch my eggs in. Im not cutting it lower because I dont want a chick to get hurt from it. Also is an inch okay to cut a paper carton down to for hatching??? Thanks, -Jay
     
  2. jay1995

    jay1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello, is anyone out there. LOL
     
  3. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    I have no idea really Im pretty new but I would think plastic might not be breathble enough
     
  4. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I wouldnt use plastic. I use paper, but I have heard of somebody using plastic on here.

    I cut a hole in the bottom of each egg spot so that if a chick pips low it can breathe.

    You dont need to cut the carton any lower than it already is. Just cut the top off.
     
  5. jay1995

    jay1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cut out a good part of the bottom to where I can sit the carton flat but the egg can breathe. Thanks, -Jay
     

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