Lockdown tomorrow... supplies I need for hatching / brooder are::::

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Hennypen, May 15, 2010.

  1. Hennypen

    Hennypen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For hatching:

    I have
    rubber shelf liner to go on the wire
    Egg carton to set eggs in

    I read something about cheese cloth.. Is that needed?

    Anything else?

    For the brooder:
    I have
    chick starter
    grit
    pine shavings
    marbles for waterer (need to get)
    Braggs apple cider vinegar - what dose?

    Is there a vaccine or medication I need? Anything else?
     
    Last edited: May 15, 2010
  2. NancyP

    NancyP Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Looks like you have everything under control. Just remember to put marbles in the water dish or set it up in a way that the chicks can't drown in it. A thermometer is useful too, start with 95 degrees in the brooder and drop 5 degrees each week. Sorry if this is stuff you already know. Happy hatching.
    Nancy
     
  3. Hennypen

    Hennypen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What's the best way to set up the light/heat source?

    We're using a wire dog cage. Hang the bulb through the wire. We have a few days but want to get it done this weekend. [​IMG]



    What about medicine or vaccines?
     

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