Questions about hatching in egg carton

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kathyinmo, Oct 27, 2009.

  1. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    When you hatch in the egg carton, do you cut out the bottom for air movement?

    Another question.... Don't the chicks stand up on the carton and bump into the heating element? Reason I ask is that one of my hatches I had 2 chicks get singed from standing on top the hygrometer and bumping into it. Anyone else have that happen?

    Do you like using the egg carton method?
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Quote:Do I like it?....I'll never do it any other way ever again. Much better results for me. I've been doing it that way for I think for two years now.....don't remember for sure. Have hatched lots of chicks that way.

    No, I don't cut the bottom out.

    I've never had a chick get singed from standing on the carton.
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2009
  3. evonne

    evonne Songster

    Oct 5, 2009
    Las Vegas
    i almost put the eggs in the carton when i went on lockdown.. they've been on thier side the whole time already though... i was curious about this set up and wondering if them setting up in the carton made it harder for the chicks to get out?? as opposed to sliding staright out ??
    i guess if a lot of people do it it probly isn't a prolem... i don't know.. i'm brain dead.. lol...
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Mine pip and then zip and pop the top off much faster as rule than they ever did on their sides. They sit in the carton for a bit and then climb right out.
  5. poupoule

    poupoule Songster

    Dec 9, 2008
    Silly question, but.... what is the egg carton hatching method? Is this an incubator method? What do you exactly do?
  6. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Quote:Not a silly question at all!
    It is where you put the eggs in an egg carton, in the incubator, for the hatch. For instance, days 1 - 18 in the egg turner. Then on Day 18 take out the turner, put them in a carton (inside the bator) and they hatch from there.
  7. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
  8. poupoule

    poupoule Songster

    Dec 9, 2008
    Thanks1 I'll check the links straight away.

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