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Help with setting trays please

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mooSa, Oct 8, 2009.

  1. mooSa

    mooSa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, i have the 1502 sportsman and i use it to hatch eggs 1 time and not in a cycle. So basically i place 300 eggs every 21 days. I need to make hatcher trays for the first 3 racks because it doesnt have any. I was think of using aluminum, but does the bottom of the tray need to be wire or can it be a solid aluminum tray. How should it be designed?
     
  2. GaNewChick

    GaNewChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    McDonough, Ga.
    I have no idea ~ hopefully someone will be along shortly to help you.
     
  3. swheat

    swheat The Bantam Barn

    Mar 18, 2008
    Alabama
    My Coop
    You can make trays out of 1x2s or 1x3s(I have not measured the distance for trays so 1x3 might be too tall). Then attach some 1/4 inch hardware cloth to the tray for the bottom.
    I made a hatcher from an old upright freezer and made trays out of 1x4 but I had the room for that 4 inch height. I also attached some hardware cloth on the top of those trays to keep chicks and whatever I might be hatching in the trays.
    I am not sure if it would help, but take a look at my hatcher on my website, might give you some ideas. I have some pics there.

    http://www.thebantambarn.com/hatcher.htm
     
  4. Junkmanme

    Junkmanme Chillin' With My Peeps

  5. mooSa

    mooSa Chillin' With My Peeps

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  6. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm Premium Member

    Mine are wood frames with a hardware cloth/wire bottom stapled on to them.
     
  7. mooSa

    mooSa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I c, does it work well? What is the wire bottom for? and any answers for the gqf tray?
     
  8. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm Premium Member

    Don't have no idea? It was like that when I got it. Don't think its needed but it works that way.
     
  9. mooSa

    mooSa Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well does anyone have the gqf setting tray in the link i had posted above? If so could you explain how it was made? thanks
     

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