I am working on making a turner for my mini-fridge incubator and I'm kind of stuck. I plan on incubating and hatching all in the same incubator but the turner that I'm building will not be chick-safe as is.
There will be three shelves that pivot side to side and I'm just going to use egg cartons to hold the eggs. Pretty simple, but the issue is that there are gaps on the side and front that chicks could easily fall down or get stuck.
I was thinking of using baskets but they are way more expensive than I imagined, I would end up paying $60 just for enough baskets. Anyone have any source of cheap baskets (less than 4.5 in tall, 14 in square) for fairly cheap?
Or I could possibly just construct some kind of wall? I have some bird netting that I think might work on the sides but it's black so if I use it on the front, I won't be able to see anything. Would they get stuck in the bird netting?
Any idea of how tall of a wall would they be able to climb over? I was thinking 3 inches would be good...
Seems like such a simple problem but I just can't think of how to keep them where I want them.
I'll try to post some pictures of the turner tonight...