does anybody cover the bottom???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by critterrun, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. critterrun

    critterrun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read somewhere you can put something on the
    bottom of the incubator to help with clean up
    but cant rememer what it was

    does anybody do this

    I know they sell trays too

    Thanks
    Newbie
     
  2. aceschix

    aceschix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I put a layer of papertowels at lock down. I will dampen them as well to get the humidity up when needed.
     
  3. SundownWaterfowl

    SundownWaterfowl Overrun With Chickens

    I don't I just hatch in cartons. It keeps the incubator alot cleaner. The chicks hatch and pop out of the carton leaving behind the shell/hatching goop.
     
  4. guinea fowl galore

    guinea fowl galore Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shelf liner?
    I sometimes use that.
     
  5. aceschix

    aceschix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I do that as well. I use the cardboard cartons and I line the bottom of the bator with paper towels. Works great.

    I alss do not have to watch the ones who have hatched roll the ones that are still trying around like soccor balls. [​IMG]
     
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  6. KIDDSBANTAMS

    KIDDSBANTAMS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shelf liner and I hatch in cartons
     
  7. Nu Chix To Cash

    Nu Chix To Cash Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have the tray in mine. I bought it for #10 off of eggcartons.com. I like that I can re-use them over and over. The one I have for my LG allows me to add more water to the bottom so I can keep my humidity up. I bought two so I can always have a clean liner in. I won't hatch w/o one anymore.
     
  8. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That rubberized shelf liner works well and is waterproof. You can get it for $1 at the dollar store.
     
  9. critterrun

    critterrun Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok how do you put them in the egg carton

    I thought they layed sideways??

    Thanks
     
  10. silkymom1986

    silkymom1986 The Silkie Villa

    Sep 28, 2011
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    Quote:X2 this is what I use, I also put my eggs in a egg carton that I cut holes in so they can still vent properly.
     

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