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using egg cartons in bator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by magsrags, Dec 12, 2008.

  1. magsrags

    magsrags Songster

    Aug 12, 2008
    Staten Island NY
    Can anyone tell me if this is OK to do? I like the idea of easy truning of the eggs.
  2. Mojo Chick'n

    Mojo Chick'n Empress of Chickenville

    Quote:I have done two batches this way - it is better to use the cardboard type ones, rather than the plastic type ones, so I've been told.

    Also, instead of tilting the egg cartons, I tilt the entire incubator, so I don't have to open the lid as much.

    good luck -
  3. what was i thinking

    what was i thinking Songster

    Oct 1, 2008
    cny ny
    i did that once, but they told me it shouldn't be done if it is a still air.if you have a fan it would work great. because it is hotter higher up.
    this is what mine looked like.

    we definitely don't want anything to happen to those eggs. [​IMG]
  4. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    I will ONLY hatch with egg cartons, but I do use a turner for the first 18 days.
  5. magsrags

    magsrags Songster

    Aug 12, 2008
    Staten Island NY
    Mine is the hovabator still air. Hmmmmmm:barnie
  6. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Quote:You could still do it, just make sure you get the temp from the top of the eggs.

    How many eggs do you have in the bator ??

    I find it just as easy to turn the eggs by hand and think it looks easier for a chick to hatch out when its on it's side, JMO... We all have the way that works for us !!
  7. magsrags

    magsrags Songster

    Aug 12, 2008
    Staten Island NY
    Right now 7 large eggs set with more arriving today to set tonight . 29 eggs in all. I want all hatching done within 5 days so I will need only 1 big brooder.
    Maybe I'll use the cartons till the 18th day for each set....remove them and then switch them out to my hatching bator on their sides.
    Darn mail is throwing off my deliveries and plans.:<))
  8. Chickie Mamma

    Chickie Mamma Farmer at Heart

    Apr 20, 2008
    Sherman, CT
    No styrofoam cartons? [​IMG]
  9. jvls1942

    jvls1942 Crowing 9 Years

    Oct 16, 2008
    Quote:me too, why not ??
  10. magsrags

    magsrags Songster

    Aug 12, 2008
    Staten Island NY
    I actually am using them. Figured if the hova is made from the same material why not?

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