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use a egg carton for lock down ???????????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by digger455, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. digger455

    digger455 In the Brooder

    Jul 25, 2010
    Did I get right info. that I should use egg carton when I take turner out for lock down?? If so should I leave eggs small end down?? One more day to lock down.

  2. Highlander

    Highlander Tartan Terror

    Oct 1, 2008
    It's a personal preference. Some people swear by it, others prefer to lay them on their sides on the bottom of the incubator. No harm in trying it and seeing if it works for you. And yes, they should still be pointy end down. Good luck.
  3. Freckle Face Farm

    Freckle Face Farm Songster

    Jan 1, 2009
    I leave mine in the egg carton and yes small end down [​IMG] Good luck I also trim the sides down with scissors
  4. Celiandy

    Celiandy Songster

    Jul 2, 2010
    Port Angeles
    What kind of egg carton do you use? Or does it not matter? I'm thinking of doing it because the hatched chicks roll around the eggs so much, it seems like it would be nice for them to be kind of secure.
  5. BigDaddy'sGurl

    BigDaddy'sGurl Songster

    Jul 14, 2010
    Wilkesboro NC
    I had 11 eggs in my incubator in a carton this morning. Day 21 and so far no complaints! I've had two hatch and another three pipped. One I had to reach in quickly to remove because I had noticed a crack developing the other day and I smelled something earlier. Rotten egg but I got my humidity back up and all is well...lots of cheeps! Will definitely try this method again next time.
  6. mama2many

    mama2many Chirping

    Jun 20, 2010
    I have an incubator on loan from a friend and this is my first hatch. What do you do with a bator that places the eggs on the side and slowly rolls them. Only one plug so can't unplug the rollie thing. It turns VERY slow, supposted to mimick mama hen.

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