Hatching baskets

  1. Ur-ur-ur-urrr
    I have eggs from 2 different pens, and want to keep the chicks separated during and after hatching so I can band them accordingly. I bought a couple of small baskets with holes in the sides, padded shelf lining, and an aluminum disposable grille topper...

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    First step is to cut the bottoms out of the baskets. Small scissors work great for this...
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    Use scissors to cut the aluminum grille topper just a little larger than the bottom of the baskets. Fold the edges up (table edge works great) to fit bottom of baskets, attach with small zip ties, and trim excess off...

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    Cut a couple of pieces of shelf lining to fit the bottom, and tuck edges between the bottom of basket and "screen"...

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    Sitting in my refrigerbator, they seem like they'll work perfectly for hatching. The hygrometer on the left always reads 1% higher than the right one, and the temps are a perfect match...

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  1. Ur-ur-ur-urrr
    Thanks, everyone.
  2. Whittni
  3. jtn42248
    Very clever and very nicely done.
  4. LeroySouthpaw
    Cool idea!!!

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