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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sally Sunshine, Mar 8, 2016.
Do they need to be useful tips involving chickens?
For covering the bottom of the brooder I have used this trick for years. I take an old blanket (often one from my "collection" I pick up cheaply from rummage sales, etc. that I keep on hand for covering plants when cold threatens) and cut it into brooder sized pieces and use these for the floor of the brooder for the first few days to help prevent splay legs. I know many of you already use paper towels or dish towels. I have found that; the blanket pieces stay put better and aren't easily moved or shredded by the chicks scratching like paper towels, and unlike towels, you just toss the blanket pieces when they become soiled, no washing required like dish towels. Also, one old blanket will usually provide more than one season's worth of pieces and easily store with your other hatching/brooder supplies so they are ready and waiting for the next brood.
coops any type fowl incubation construction tips for coops etc.
Does don't spit into the wind count as a useful tip?
Oh well, maybe next time.
Originally Posted by campingshaws
Here's my bator of rocks:
Originally Posted by Chaos18
Bubbles this is current setup. Rocks are in troughs under the wire.
me thinks a ton more stones are in order for heat sinks
a nice full layer on the bottom and just using cups on top until lockdown would probably hold amazingly well
FLAT LARGE ROCKS
Bottles of water
Wrapping a bator for steadier temps post #25454
KEEPING MOLD and BACTERIAL from growing in water WELLS during incubation post #1644
USING a aquarium pump to humidify incubator Begin post #2028 & Flow control valve post #2054
Trick to raising humidity in egg trays by adding small containers to egg slot! post #42512
Quote: @MeepBeep THANK YOU FOR A GREAT IDEA!!
These things are great for holding down temporary fencing! Less than a dollar at Walmart!