well, i'll be putting my eggs into lockdown in about a week (seems like FOREVER)...and i've been researching egg carton hatching on this site.....reading lots of threads...and i can't seem to make up my mind since there's so many different opinions on the matter. however, someone DID make a quick comment about laying the eggs on their sides in the egg carton. nothing more was said about it. i went into my kitchen today and put some of my girls eggs (unfertile) into an egg carton on their sides. they seemed to fit snug enough to be held stable without other chicks knocking them over. i was wondering if anyone else has used cartons for hatching and opting to put the eggs on their sides.....cuz that's just what i may do.