Egg holder?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by livestock101, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. livestock101

    livestock101 In the Brooder

    Mar 13, 2007
    I'm getting ready to set 30 eggs and have a question.

    I have a still air incubator, no turner. Last time I incubated eggs I put them in there but ya know how putting them on that wire, they tend to roll a bit? I hate that. I dont mind hand turning the eggs so my question there anything I can use inside the incubator that would hold the eggs to prevent them from rolling around on that wire if the incubator gets bumped or something?

  2. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Songster

    What about using chicken wire. The holes are about the right size to hold the eggs still???
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    GREAT Idea Skeeter!!
  4. RooDaddy

    RooDaddy Hatching

    Apr 12, 2007
    You can use a paper egg carton. Cut the top off and cut circles in the bottom of each egg cup so the air can circulate. You can also put a strip of 2x4 under the long side to be used as a turner alternating from one side to the other. Then your turning will be Quick and you won't have as much heat lost. Don't forget to take the 2x4 out after 18th day.
    You can also use a 1x2. Don'T use Pressure treated wood. (The kind you use on an outdoor deck.)
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2007

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