lockdown question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by beverlyl, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. beverlyl

    beverlyl Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello I am on lockdown with my 17 eggs... [​IMG] do I need to put something under the eggs?(I have and LG) I don't know if it is okay for the chickies to hatch out on the metal screen or if I should put down a cloth or paper? This is my first try at incubating hopefully I will get a few fuzzy butts.
     
  2. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

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    Some people put down some nonskid shelf liner, I just let them hatch on the wire. If you put a cloth or paper towel down, it could come in contact with the water, which would be very bad.

    Also, if by chance one were to hatch a bit sticky, it would stick to the paper and possibly injure itself.
     
  3. jerrys59

    jerrys59 Out Of The Brooder

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    I let mine hatch on top of the wire also, it lets the smaller pieces of shells fall through.
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Mine also just hatch out on the wire, no problems.
     

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