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Homemade incubator liner? :)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Amy's Animals, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. Amy's Animals

    Amy's Animals Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got this idea after seeing some ads featuring incubators with disposable liners, maybe you've seen ones like it or own one. So I was thinking, could I make my own? After a particularly messy hatch, I learned that it is virtually impossible to clean styrofoam! Liners would make it so much more easy!
    I have a very basic, Little Giant "still air", incubator. I was thinking of taking the wire rack out (were the eggs lay upon) and dump the water out of the water tray and line the entire bottom with saran wrap, including the water trays, and just fill the water trays back up on top of the saran wrap. Then, when the hatch is over with, grab the saran by the corners and just pull it out and dispose of it and line is with a fresh liner of saran wrap. Has anyone ever tried this idea or one similar to it? Does it work? Thank you [​IMG]
     
  2. weirdmuse

    weirdmuse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow, sounds great! I'll bet the new type of wrap that sticks to itself would be even better. I'll be trying this on my next bator load.
     
  3. rrhall

    rrhall Out Of The Brooder

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    Sounds like a great idea,I would not know why it would not work.Just make sure you are not covering up any vent holes if there are any on the bottom of the incubator.I was thinking there were a few holes on the bottom of a LG incubator for ventilation but I'm not totally sure. Good Luck!
     
  4. dovecanyon

    dovecanyon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LG's have holes in the bottom that must not be covered. The liners you can purchase have these holes as well.
     
  5. Amy's Animals

    Amy's Animals Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so then ill puncture the saran wrap above those holes [​IMG]
     
  6. sojono

    sojono Out Of The Brooder

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    If i was going to use saran wrap i would put the wire mesh back in so chicks would not be standing and walking on the slick saran just a thought to prevent spraddle leg.sojono.
     
  7. quenston

    quenston Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Wyandotte Ok
    Quote:I think that she was saying that she would take the wire out and then put it back in after she had the saran wrap put down, but at any point that sounds great and I am gonna try it, I set my next batch in about 5 days!!
     
  8. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009
    Alaska
    let us know if this works. I have 2 lg that really need liners.
     
  9. quenston

    quenston Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Wyandotte Ok
    I really dont know why it wouldnt work, instead of puncturing the holes in the saran wrap I am just going to cut a circle out so that the saran wrap wont be able to possibly block the holes during incubation.
     
  10. thumbless

    thumbless Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I pluged my holes on the bottom and it has not affected my hatches

    I did this so I could fill the whole bottom with water
     

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