Hatcher Flooring Material???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Rbl4life, May 18, 2011.

  1. Rbl4life

    Rbl4life Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a hatcher that im just finishing up on, and i was wondering if i could just lay down some newspaper on the bottom. Would that be ok or not ?
     
  2. Smith farm

    Smith farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    newspaper is too slick and will cause splayed legs use the material that you line drawers with that is rubbery and looks kinda like netting I can't remember what it's called
     
  3. Rbl4life

    Rbl4life Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thats true, i never thought of that thank you !
     
  4. Smith farm

    Smith farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your welcome glad I could help [​IMG]
     
  5. Rbl4life

    Rbl4life Chillin' With My Peeps

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    since the closest store to me that would carry that, is about 45 minutes away, can i just lay down paper towel?
     
  6. Smith farm

    Smith farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes paper towel will be fine and will be cheaper as well. Plus you can change it out after every hatch!!
     
  7. crazyeggs

    crazyeggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for asking this question.
    I am a first timer and was about to post a similar question. I go on lockdown tomorrow and was wondering what I could put down to help catch some of the mess:)
    I saw that someone had made paper cups to hold the individual eggs and it looked like they used paper towels.
     
  8. Rbl4life

    Rbl4life Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the help! I was going to put eggs in egg cartons but decided against it
     
  9. Smith farm

    Smith farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When your hatching I have noticed on here everyone recomends laying the eggs on their sides instead of in cartons or the like as they all say it seems to be easier for the chicks to orient themselves and hatch easier. Thats the way I'm doing it. set in egg cartons the first 18 days and then laying on their sides in the hatcher trays for the remaining 3 days
     
  10. Rbl4life

    Rbl4life Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes good idea!!
     

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