Will the egg carton method work with duck eggs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenphile, Apr 2, 2009.

  1. chickenphile

    chickenphile Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 8, 2008
    Feura Bush, NY
    Just recieved some Welsh Harlequin eggs from Webfoot and was wondering if the egg carton method will work or is the humidity going to effect the egg carton? The eggs are due to go in the bator tomorrow. I think my other silkie might be going broody so I was going give that a try also.

    Last edited: Apr 2, 2009
  2. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    Chris try using styrofoam egg cartons instead of the fiber ones.
  3. chickenlisa

    chickenlisa Invincible Summer

    Apr 9, 2007
    I've used egg cartons to hatch ducklings with no problems. I'd use the fiber one though- I've got chicks who hatched today and they are slipping on the styrofoam carton...they'll be ok, but the fiber one gives them more traction to walk on...
  4. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    I was just thinking about the higher humidity and that the fiber ones might get soggy, but I guess that would only happen if they were actually in contact with water.
  5. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 15, 2008
    Took 85% humidity to soak paper cartons in my bator. Otherwise I haven't had a problem unless they touched water. I usually prop them up with other pieces of carton and lay a piece of plastic in between in case I add too much water and it touches. Then it doesn't soak up into the carton. My little chunks used to brace just collaspe and I have to cut new ones.

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