taking eggs off turner on Monday, question about placing them in something to hold them

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 1 Critter Camp, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. 1 Critter Camp

    1 Critter Camp Chirping

    Aug 26, 2013
    Last time I hatched a few eggs, when they started hatching, the chicks were banging the other eggs causing the eggs to literally roll and hit other eggs... looked terrible.
    I have seen on pictures that some hatchers place their eggs on cut down egg cartons and I've seen a picture that looks as if the cups of the turner were removed but the rails were left behind.
    Does anyone have an idea how to separate the chicks from the eggs while in the incubator?

    I am on day 16 and preparing for lock down. I have 9 eggs but half of them were added one day behind the other set and do not want hatching chicks to harm the others.

    Thank you for your suggestions.
    Last edited: Sep 7, 2013
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité

    Jun 28, 2011
    Tipperary, Ireland
    What I do is wait until the chicks recovered from the hatch, dried off and starts moving around and then remove them quickly from the incubator. As long as you don't do this too much and lose too much humidity in the process the unhatched chicks will be fine. Good luck with the hatch!

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