Results of my first egg carton hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Fredster, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. Fredster

    Fredster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My first egg carton hatch is complete. I have to say, by the beginning of day 22 I wasn't convinced, but now I am. It took 23 days and 5 hours, but...

    Out of 35 eggs, I had 34 hatches, and only 1 death. I had to assist with a couple, but so far they're doing well.

    I reckon I've been convinced. [​IMG]

    I'm especially pleased with the eggs from my chickens --- I put 11 in, all 11 were fertile, and all 11 hatched. It's hard to ask for more.

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  2. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

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    That is great. I love the carton method but this weekend I was going to be gone whhile the hatch started and I was trying to make separaters for the different groups of chickens that would hatch black so I laid them on their sides. The chicks have climbed over the wire and stepping all over the other eggs. They are still hatching so I can't say for sure how many will make it but my hatching tray in the bottom oof my cabinet incubator is full
     
  3. Fredster

    Fredster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have to say I'm just blown away. I've never had a hatch this good.

    I've got some Marans eggs coming this week. I'll definitely be hatching them in the turner.

    All 34 still doing well this morning [​IMG]
     
  4. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Quote:Did you mean carton instead of turner? I used the carton, and it seemed easier for the chicks to push their way out.

    Quite a few folks use no cartons at all, just lay the eggs on the wire. There is no single right or wrong way!
     
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  5. Fredster

    Fredster Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whoops! Yeah, I meant in the carton.

    I had several hatches where I just laid the eggs on their sides. Good hatches, but nothing like this 97% rate. [​IMG]
     
  6. suenrob

    suenrob Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations on your successful hatch. I might try the carton this time. Cute picture too [​IMG]
     
  7. Jolly Acres

    Jolly Acres Out Of The Brooder

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    Congrats! [​IMG]
    Great hatch!

    I am trying the carton hatch method.
    I have allot of eggs in the incubator this time and don't want them rolling all over the place, banging into each other.
     
  8. spook

    spook Chillin' With My Peeps

    I am so happy for you! I am glad that I'll be putting in eggs in the bator and hope I have as good of turn out as you do! Keep your fingers crossed for me and I am so pleased to read of your outcome! [​IMG]
     
  9. Cherlyn

    Cherlyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wonderful hatch!

    ~Cherlyn
     
  10. Hens_And_Chicks

    Hens_And_Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm placing my eggs in a carton on Wednesday morning - last time to turn and hatch on Saturday - fingers crossed - it looks like 10 of the 15 eggs are developing - three were scrambled and two had started to develop but quit.

    When you place them in the carton, it's with the air cell at the top? Yes or No?
     

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