Incubator flooring to stop splayed leg

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Y master, Oct 15, 2018.

  1. Y master

    Y master In the Brooder

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    I've had a couple of chicks and one duck with splayed leg due to the slipperiness of the incubator floor and have found that putting a cloth on the incubator floor stops it from happening but does anyone have any other ideas to stop splayed leg from occurring? And will this stop humidity of airflow throughout the incubator?
     
  2. Ms Biddy

    Ms Biddy One chicken short of crazy

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    I use soft non-adhesive perforated shelf liner. It is available online, sometimes at dollar stores and anywhere shelf liner is sold. prod_4751891902.jpg
     
  3. Y master

    Y master In the Brooder

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    Great! I'll try it out!
     
  4. Mrs. Light Sussex

    Mrs. Light Sussex Songster

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    How long do you keep them in the incubator?
     
  5. Y master

    Y master In the Brooder

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    The cloths? Maybe a day or two before hatching I put them in.
     
  6. Mrs. Light Sussex

    Mrs. Light Sussex Songster

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    No, the chicks.
     

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