hatching tray???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tigercreek, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. tigercreek

    tigercreek Chillin' With My Peeps

    Why do you need a hatching tray in your incubator?? I plan to build my own incubator and thought of just making the egg trays sides tall enough so the chicks won't get out. Any other reason?? Also, how long do you leave the chicks in the bator?? Just till dry?? Thanks ...stan
     
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    They can jump about 4 to 6 inches. They should stay till the last one hatches an drys but no more than 3 days.
     
  3. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    I use the hatching tray so i can continue to rock the other eggs in the incubator

    I have heard of folks being able to wait until all the birds were dry but i personally can't make it...
     
  4. Mrs. Fluffy Puffy

    Mrs. Fluffy Puffy Fluffy Feather Farm

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    I have a large wooden homemade 'bator that some guy gave me for free. It has 3 trays for eggs, each tray can hold around 70-80 eggs. So around 300 eggs total. Anyway the auto turners work, but the trays slid over and hit against the wall of the 'bator and get stuck. I am trying to figure a way to fix this problem. Anyway, the chicks can fall behind the fan and get stuck, I know this because it happened to me last summer when I incubated! [​IMG]
     

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