Rolling Eggs

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AQHAchick22, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. AQHAchick22

    AQHAchick22 Chillin' With My Peeps

    579
    40
    133
    Apr 12, 2012
    Averill Park, NY
    Hey guys, I just set my first batch of eggs (24 of them) into my hova bator. My problem is that I marked the eggs with x's on one side and o's on the other and then set them down in the incubator, but I can't get the x's to stay up and the o's to stay down [​IMG] Is there any trick to this?
    I don't have an automatic egg turner so I'm not really sure what to do...should I put them into egg cartons with the bottoms cut out and then just change the elevation of the carton to mimic turning?
     
  2. Squishy

    Squishy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2011
    Florida
    You can use the rubber drawer liner from the dollar store... you know, the colored rubber mesh stuff with all the little holes in it. That will keep them where you put them.
    I used egg carton method this last time, I think I am going back to just laying them down next time, I dont think in a reasonable tilt that the eggs turn enough when they are on the vertical like that.
     
  3. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member

    55,602
    5,168
    626
    Aug 23, 2012
    Pennsylvania
    My Coop
    [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by