Question about silkie eggs and the egg carton metod.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Teresaann24, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    So my silkie eggs are too tiny for the egg cartons. They kinda sit sideways not straight up and down. So I wanna try the egg carton metod next time so how do I do this when the egg cups are too big for the small silkie eggs????
     
  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    If you are putting them in a cardboard egg carton they will be fine. I am wondering about the size of the eggs though. I have never seen a small silkie egg. The only ones I have seen where pretty good size, not jumbos, but not bad either.
     
  3. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    I only have the plastic egg cartons...Here is a pic of some of my eggs in an egg carton before going into the bator.

    (dont mind some of the dirty ones one of my girls loves mudd..LOL)

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    As you see they are no tight they lean on one side.
     
  4. jbowyer01

    jbowyer01 Just Me!

    Aug 29, 2008
    Hogansville, Georgia
    I did my last hatch in that type of egg carton. It did fine but I am new to the hatching world. I did bbr's and their eggs just tipped from side to side when I turned them. You can always cut the carton down more to fit the hieght of the egg.
     
  5. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    What I was wondering was would this effect them when they was zipping being leaned up aganist the sides of the carton?
     
  6. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I hatched silkies in cartons last spring and they did fine.
     
  7. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    so u just let them lean that would be ok?
     
  8. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    They zipped around with no problem.
     

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