Tweeking the carton hatch method.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by rebelcowboysnb, Oct 24, 2010.

  1. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    I have never been a fan of the carton hatch method but I do like the idea of the eggs not being kicked around. I started use egg cartons in my incubator but with them propped up at about a 45* angle. It was so the web cam had a good view but joebryant pointed out to me that I had solved some of the issues with the carton hatch method. The eggs are not being kicked around, the chicks can get out easy, they cant stand on the other eggs an the big thing for me is the egg is still in a natural position which I think helps the chick pip the air sack an breath while it is finishing hatching.

    Any thoughts or opinions on hatching in tilted cartons? You can click on my webcam to see it in mine. I think you could cut the cartons in to strips an still do it in small foam incubators too.
  2. knjinnm

    knjinnm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2010
    Sandia Park, NM
    I'm confused about "propped up at about a 45* angle" and " egg is still in a natural position" ... isn't horizontal the natural position?
  3. tallyho

    tallyho Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 24, 2010
    I have a turner in my incubator which I will turn off on day 18. Sounds like a good idea to put the eggs into a carton at that point. Is that what everyone does? (This is my 1st incubator hatch.)
  4. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Maybe I should have said "more" natural position. [​IMG] Anyway, I think its better than standing them strait up.
  5. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    Quote:Some do some don't. I don't like them standing up when they hatch an others don't like them rolling around so this would be in between those two.

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