Incubator ?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kelly, Sep 8, 2007.

  1. kelly

    kelly Songster

    Aug 15, 2007
    When making your own incubator and using Hardware cloth do you lay the eggs right on the hardware cloth or do you lay papertowels or something on the wire then put the eggs on it? Thanks.

    4 RIR's
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    I use that rubbery shelf liner with holes in it. Then you can disinfect it afterward or just throw it away and cut a new piece next time.
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing

    Jan 11, 2007
    We lay our eggs right on the wire.

  4. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

    Feb 4, 2007
    Leesville, SC
    If you will be hatching in the bator, use the "rubbery shelf liner" that Cyn refers to. It makes cleanup a good bit handier.

    In fact, use the stuff regardless. It is "cushiony" in case you get a little ham fisted and just adds a nice touch of orderliness

    You CAN set eggs right on the wire, too, if you choose. I did that until the foamy stuff came around.
  5. MandyH

    MandyH You'll shoot your eye out!

    We lay ours directly on the wire also. Don't want anything sticking to a freshly hatched chick that you can't peel off when it dries.
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 8, 2007
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I lay eggs directly on the wire. Then when it comes to hatch time I put down a rubber mat to collect stuff for easy clean up too.

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