Keeping eggs from rolling around on the wire floor of your incubator.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Red Fan, Mar 12, 2008.

  1. Red Fan

    Red Fan Out Of The Brooder

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    I just read a post suggesting using scrunchies to hold eggs in place. I think I've come up with a more masculine version. [​IMG] I took a piece of pvc pipe and sliced it at various angles to see which would work best. I doubt it will work any better than the scrunchies but I'll feel more comfortable talking to my burly work buddies about incubating eggs if I don't have to use the word scrunchies. Besides, not everyone has scrunchies laying around. (as opposed to pvc pipe and a table saw)[​IMG] I haven't tested and/or perfected yet. I just thought I'd throw it out there to see if someone else wanted to try.
     
  2. Joy1

    Joy1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Sounds like a good idea...I've also seen one member using zip-ties to help keep them in place on the wire!

    Dawn
     
  4. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

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    lol, I used a paper egg carton. [​IMG]
     
  5. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am female, but the word "scrunchie" does not exist in my vocabulary. Good idea, by the way!
     
  6. Kaneke

    Kaneke Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'd thought about using those plastic three-legged inserts they put in take-out pizza boxes .. but haven't tried that yet
     
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I just take something like a 1x2 and make "slats" for the eggs to stay aligned in.
     
  8. Red Fan

    Red Fan Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:I thought about that too. Even if it didn't work I'd have a good excuse to eat lots of take out pizza for weeks!
     
  9. Mrs MIA

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    Try slicing toilet paper rolls or paper towel rolls into 1/2" rings as egg holders. Then you can adjust the angle any way you want. [​IMG]
     
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  10. littlebanty

    littlebanty Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mrs. AK-Bird-Brain :

    Try slicing toilet paper rolls or paper towel rolls into 1/2" rings as egg holders. Then you can adjust the angle any way you want. [​IMG]

    And you just sit the eggs on their side in the bator on the TP rolls?​
     

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