Using Egg Cartons to hold Eggs while Incubating?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CluckAcres, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. CluckAcres

    CluckAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello I have seen some people use egg cartons to hold there eggs while in the incubator. Is this alright to do and how would you turn the eggs. Im sure you put the fat end up so how do you turn them?
     
  2. tashtash

    tashtash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    going to follow this thread I've seen it to im interested to know. also how would they hatch out of egg if carton is holding them tight.
     
  3. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    you put the eggs in fat end up, and tip the carton in different directions by propping it up on something. then on day 18 you take them out, and lay them on their side.
     
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  4. tashtash

    tashtash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can you put up pics of how they sit when tilting them (to turn eggs)
     
  5. CluckAcres

    CluckAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Im using the little giant to incubate not much room. If i tip one end up wont those eggs get hotter since being closer to the coil? If i do tip up how much should i tilt it? 45 degrees or can i go little less?
     
  6. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. CluckAcres

    CluckAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks for the help. My eggs kept rolling around so i laid them side ways on a carton instead of down in the carton. I will go ahead and set them down in the cartons with fat end up. I can fit more in there then as well. Im using a big flat carton. Just set eggs in there yesterday now i can fit more in there. Would it hurt to set more in there now or would it throw them off to much?
     
  8. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    I see your point, people have used this method in little giants before though. as long as it's noticeably tilted, I don't think there is a set angle.
     
  9. CluckAcres

    CluckAcres Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much!
     
  10. CayuseRanch

    CayuseRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe in incubators like the lg that they tilt the whole incubator
     

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