is it necessary to put something under the egg during lockdown & hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tara7815, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. tara7815

    tara7815 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 29, 2009
    My incubator is like the one below.
    I've noticed a lot of people have the eggs on paper towel or some other surface other than the wire.
    I haven't done that in the past.
    Is it recommended? What material is safest? I have an unrealistic fear of house fires so the papertowel so close to a heat source makes me a bit nervous but clearly you guys know what your doing so I'd love to hear what you think.
    We go on lock down after tonight.
  2. bburn

    bburn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2010
    Delaware, Arkansas
    I worried about their little feet getting stuck in the grate.

    Lots of folks use paper towels....they won't catch fire....too much humidity in there to burn.

    Some use the foam drawer liners....they have holes in there so air would still circulate.
  3. gvntofly05

    gvntofly05 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2009
    I use disposable cloth diaper liners, only because I have boxes of them left over from my kids. I do it because it makes clean up much easier!
  4. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I use torn/broken t-shirt.. [​IMG] since it's reusable and seems to be good for them.. [​IMG]
  5. ahsworkshop

    ahsworkshop Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 17, 2011
    East Java

    Indonesian call it 'gombal' softer than brand new T-Shirt [​IMG]

    I'm new here and we're from the same nation. I've read almost your posts and really enjoy them. Anyway, as what you've told .. we come from a truly exceptional nation [​IMG] that have thousands islands with different developmental condition. I'm kinda a lucky guy to stay in a metropolitan city located in Java Island where electrical is far more stable than in your region. I can easily too find high-tech components and equipments needed for hatching or raising chickens.

    But you know how dense is the population here and it is impossible and expensive thing to build a coop. Neighbors would kill me if i bother to build one [​IMG] You're a lucky guy to have a coop. You know, sometimes I dream to have a farm or even a ranch where my daughters can play on the ground with horses and goats [​IMG]

    I was born in a little village, the most underdeveloped one in East Java. But i failed to survive there since i do not have any skill to be a farmer although i wish i could. I love animals but do not have place for them. But I plan to have it of course. The first thing I do is joining this community and prepare myself to be 'Old Mac Donald that have a farm' ..... i a i a ooooooo
    Last edited: May 2, 2011

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