racks or on there side

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BairleaFarm, Aug 13, 2011.

  1. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does it make a difference if i hatch in egg racks verses if i move them out of the racks to their side?

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  2. rebel yell

    rebel yell Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I like useing the cartons, same as a rack, but it dont matter.
     
  3. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have always taken them out of the racks or cartons and putting them on there side, but I am gonna try keeping them in cartons for there next hatch.
     
  4. quintinp

    quintinp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Are you using a sportsman, or are you the person that made a cabinet incubator?
     
  5. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yeap thats me
     
  6. lobo307

    lobo307 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    going into lockdown today with 17 bcm eggs, im thinking i am going to try leaving them in the racks. wish me luck!!
     
  7. they'reHISchickens

    they'reHISchickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tried the egg crate racks last time and liked it. From here on... egg crate hatching.
    One thing: with the paper egg crates the chicks toes could grip to walk around. I don't think they could get a grip on the plastic racks. Here is what I did, and you can ask for these at any eating place that cracks eggs for breakfast!
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    Note bottoms and tops of depressions were removed for air flow.
     
  8. lobo307

    lobo307 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cool, thanks for the tip. i went to shop a while ago to put them in the hatching drawer and my ringnecks still havent finished. i may have to put these on their sides. i dont know what happened to the ringnecks to make them drag along but they have been hatching for 4 days now. im going to wait till tonight and and float the rest of them. maybe i still can try it.
     
  9. BairleaFarm

    BairleaFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hatch cabinet isnt stabilizing like i think it should. looks like the hatch will be in my nosuitableforhatching incubator.
     
  10. lobo307

    lobo307 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh no!! do you have lower side vent holes?
     

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