Using a Ceramic Carton

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Fliese, Nov 25, 2013.

  1. Fliese

    Fliese Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi. I'm getting ready for my first hatch and I plan on incubating them in a carton. I was thinking of using one of my ceramic cartons since it can be sanitized and can act as a heat sink to help with keeping temps even. Will this work or will the eggs not get enough air? Should I switch to styro with holes poked in it (which would have to be bought with eggs in it and washed) or could I put half a cotton ball under each egg to help with the airflow?
     
  2. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not sure the ceramic carton even with cotton under the egg would get enough air circulation. I have used muffin papers so the eggs lay flat and found it works pretty good. Good Luck with your hatch!
     
  3. Fliese

    Fliese Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your input. Based on it, I think I'll switch. I have a month before I get my eggs, so I still have plenty of time to research and get myself all freaked put about everything that can go wrong ;)
     

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