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Shipped Egg HELP

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jandsferguson, Sep 20, 2015.

  1. FridayYet

    FridayYet Innocent Bystander

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    Totally understand the stress!

    I use the cardboard cartons, in strips of 2-3 cups for stability. First I cut the bottoms off for airflow, then notch the top so it cradles the egg at an angle. (One side usually has a notch where it was connected, so I match the notch on the other side.) I'll also try and get a pic of one, but I think I threw them away after the last hatch! Ruby probably has a whole stash - she's been doing a lot of hatches lately!

    PS: If you haven't read the article linked in Ruby's signature above, you might want to. I don't agree with absolutely everything the author says, but it is a great resource for those of us who hatch shipped eggs.
     
  2. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

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    Here's the pics...
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  3. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

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    I love your idea!! I tried it and I can tilt as far as I want!! Thank you!! I may use them next time I incubate. I'm so excited to learn something new!![​IMG]
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  4. FridayYet

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    Lol, no baby bottles at my house, guess I have to stick with cartons!
     
  5. RubyNala97

    RubyNala97 Overrun With Chickens

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    I like that they can be disinfected and reused. Don't know if you could hatch in them but I lay mine down for hatch anyway. I just love learning about something I, luckily, do have laying around the house that can be used for incubation, especially in a pinch!! I tried cutting down toilet paper roll but they are way to big for silkie eggs! :lau
     
  6. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    That is a neat idea for incubation. My worry would be if the bator got bumped though and dislodged the eggs. I wouldn't hatch out like that because once the egg is rocking/ zipping I'd be afraid of it tipping and I'd be worried the hatched chicks would topple the others like dominoes.
     
  7. FridayYet

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    I use strips of cartons, stuck together in 2s and 3s. Those go inside the Brinsea rails so the are really stable. If I'm watching, I lay the egg down when it's mostly zipped so it can kick out easier.
     
  8. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Yes, I meant the nipple rings. Sorry I didn't clarify what I was talking about.
     
  9. FridayYet

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    Lol, I knew what you meant, but didn't acknowledge it either! Sorry! I'll never use nipple rings so I skipped on past it.

    Some people don't like the Brinsea rails, but I like how adjustable they are and can be adjusted to any size egg or carton.
     
  10. AmyLynn2374

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    Wouldn't know- only have a lowly LG....... lol
     

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