Putting eggs in the bator...am I supposed to put them in a carton?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by momoftwinsinwi, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. momoftwinsinwi

    momoftwinsinwi Songster

    May 29, 2007
    Rochester, WI
    I just have them laying in the bator but I see some people put their hatching eggs in an egg carton and THEN in the bator???

  2. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    You really don't have to if you don't want to... some people just like to incubate and hatch there eggs in cartons and some people don't... i have a auto turner but if i didn't i would turn my eggs on there sides instead of the carton

    so you can leave them on there sides like you have them now and just turn them like that or put them in the carton and tilt the carton from one side to the other 3 to 5 times a day

    either way it just fine [​IMG]
  3. cheraboo

    cheraboo Songster

    Aug 24, 2008
    When you get down to the last few days do you just take the egg turner out?
  4. shortcake1806

    shortcake1806 Sassy McSassington

    Sep 11, 2007
    I'm not Birdboy but I'll answer. I usually remove them from the turner on day 18. You have to watch because this will usually cause your temp to drop. I say usually because I have forgotten to unplug and remove it and went in to find chicks climbing all over the turner.
  5. cheraboo

    cheraboo Songster

    Aug 24, 2008
    Ok, thanks [​IMG]
    We're at day 18 today. Just wanted to make sure we do things right as this is our first hatch.
  6. Sooner

    Sooner My kids Mom!

    Mar 22, 2009
    I have a question. I am using a LG, having water in the wells and tilting it, will this soak the carton?

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