Please Help Quick..advice on egg carton method

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  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    i had 4 eggs make it to hatch time...i wanted to try the egg carton method this time..because i have no luck the other way either. [​IMG] i just checked on the 2 that were due to hatch yesterday... one made it full term but never pipped and died...the other had pipped, but he pipped at the BOTTOM of the shell...and died! so now i am in a panic here..should i take my other 2 eggs out of the carton and lay them on their side...they are due tomorrow... I'm afraid of more pips at the wrong end...any help, thanks, Wendy
     
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  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Chicken eggs?

    I'd leave them in the cartons, pointy end down.
     
  3. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried that and one of my chicks pulled all his leg muscles trying to get out. It was too much effort to push himself out the egg and then out the carton. He couldn't walk for 3 days but finally recovered. I'm not very fond of it, but it does make zipping easier, just not hatching.
     
  4. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    okay..thanks Mahonri. [​IMG] but, how will i know if they pip the wrong end again?
     
  5. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Unfortunately, you can't tell...... did you cut a lot of the carton away?
     
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Quote:yes, i cut a lot of the carton away...i took the top totally off and cut holes in the bottom of the cups....is that how its supposed to be?
     
  7. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    you did good. Good luck!
     
  8. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Thanks..now its just cross the fingers time. [​IMG] thanks again for the help. [​IMG]
     
  9. jjparke

    jjparke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have tried both ways. I prefer no egg carton. Good luck.
     
  10. Dread Pirate Roberts

    Dread Pirate Roberts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm sold on the egg carton method. [​IMG]
     

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