Homemade incubator egg tray questions.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jferlisi, Nov 22, 2011.

  1. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    Ok so i have a homemade incubator and i have spent the last few days trying to get the temp to stay right, not that i have gotten that what do i use to put the eggs in. I noticed in the homemade incubator pics that alot of people use the paper cartons but i have also read stories of the paper cartons getting to wet with high humidity and sticking to the eggs. Any advice would be helpful. Thanks in advance.
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2011
  2. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 19, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    THe tray can have several functions, so you will need to find a tray that works for your particular incubator.

    Do the chicks need to be contained so they don't fall to a lower level?
    Do the chicks need to be protected from a hot bulb or two?

    Thnk about wire basket like used in drawers; drawer lines add good footing and prevents feet falling thru small holes in basket.

    Rat wire can be bent to make a basket; cut edges are sharp: cover with duct tape or fold out of reach.

    Plastic caddies.

    Not glamorous ideas, but hopefully helps you find a solution. GL
  3. Jferlisi

    Jferlisi i dont eat chicken!!!!

    Nov 2, 2010
    Menifee CA
    Thanks, The chicks wont be high up they will be on the bottom. Will it be fine if i take drawliner and set the eggs on those on there sides?

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