Stacking eggs in carton to hatch - advice please

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SarahIrl, May 14, 2010.

  1. SarahIrl

    SarahIrl Songster

    May 4, 2010
    West Cork, Ireland
    Do I stack them at an angle or fairly tightly kept absolutely upright? Do I need to make sure the air cell is directly up? Is halfway through day 18 ok to do it or wait until the end of the day?

  2. chickee

    chickee Songster

    Sometimes pictures help [​IMG] Big end up and make sure you cut the bottoms out of the cups for good air flow. HAPPY HATCHING! [​IMG]
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    Cutting the bottom out really isn't necessary. I've hatched lots of eggs out in cartons (just had 25 of 27 hatch) and I've never cut the bottoms out.
  4. Redcatcher

    Redcatcher Songster

    May 7, 2010
    At My Desk!
    Quote:Do you have a still air or forced air incubator? I think that would make the difference. The air is just not going to circulate around the eggs in a still air incubator the way it would with a forced air. It could not hurt to cut the bottoms out if you have a still air incubator.

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