Styrofoam Vs Paper egg cartons???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Teresaann24, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Songster

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    So I wanna use egg cartons for turning and for hatching in my incubator. I CANNOT FIND paper cartons ANYWHERE only styrofoam.

    I have never used the styrofoam to incubate or hatch in. Would it be ok to hatch in styrofoam egg cartons?
     
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2011
  2. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    I prefer the styrofoam. The paper-cardboard type always gets wet, like a wick.

    I cut out the bottoms and low on the sides, to allow circulation.... though I don't know if it is necessary.

    Good luck!
     
  3. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Songster

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    Quote:Thanks I guess that's what I am gonna use then [​IMG]
     
  4. obaan1

    obaan1 Songster

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    What are you going to hatch? And, how many? And when? Details, details.
     
  5. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Songster

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    Quote:I should get my eggs tomorrow or monday. Hatching Cuckoo silkie eggs, There will prob be about 9 eggs.
     
  6. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Here is a sample picture.

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  7. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Songster

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    Quote:Love it! Thanks
     
  8. Long Last Farm

    Long Last Farm Songster

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    I like this idea! Do you use the egg cartons during the whole incubation period, or just when they are ready to hatch? Or do you take them out at lockdown?
     
  9. Germaine_11.20

    Germaine_11.20 Songster

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    Neither, they take too much trouble in the long run. I bought the plastic egg tray from Cutlers supply for .99 cents and took a saw to them, dividing them into sections. I like 6 the best but I have a 12 too. They have the vents in and after I am done with them I put them in the dishwasher to sterilize and then use them over and over and over.....

    Now Kathy if you are going to put pics.... then I guess I had better too!

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  10. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Songster

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    Quote:but couldn't you vent the Syrofoam trays also?
     

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