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Remove them from carton or leave them in??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CluckyCharms, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. Hi,

    My eggs go into lockdown this Sunday night. They are in the carton still (and have been almost the entire time). They're doing well..candling shows movement.

    Do I take them out of the carton and lay them on their sides for ease of hatching or are they okay to hatch inside the carton?


  2. twentynine

    twentynine Songster

    Jun 14, 2009
    I take mine out of the carton on lockdown day.
  3. Frost Homestead

    Frost Homestead eggmonger

    Jul 9, 2011
    Lago Vista, TX
    I'd take them out and lay them on their sides
  4. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Crowing

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    I've done both. Recent hatches I take them out of cartoon at lock down to lay flat. It probably doesn't matter either way but I personally don't like to see them kerplop out of the shell from carton height.
  5. Thank you all very much[​IMG]

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