Make your own eggs holders for cabinet incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jasonak, May 17, 2008.

  1. jasonak

    jasonak Out Of The Brooder

    75
    0
    39
    May 17, 2008
    wasilla,AK
    Hi
    I bought a dickeys cabinet incubator,Its like a GQF 1502.I was wondering if anyone had ideas on what to use to hold the eggs in the trays besides buying the plastic egg racks??
    I was wanting to hatch out a bunch of quail.Like 500.
    Any ideas appreciated.
    thanks
     
  2. therealsilkiechick

    therealsilkiechick ShowGirl Queen

    Jul 18, 2007
    Northwestern, pa
    we have 1202 sportsmans, we use the plastic pheasant racks for bantams but also egg cartons for standard and brown egg chicken eggs. if u can find it to hold smaller eggs, cartons or egg foam would work. egg shipping foam should be perfect for them.
    hope that helps,
    silkie
     
  3. chickenhawk

    chickenhawk Out Of The Brooder

    When I am hatching a lot of eggs. I dont use the plastic trays I just fill the metal tray to maximum capacity. Make sure they are so full they dont roll around during a turning cycle or the will break.

    The quail trays do double stack if your really going for a big hatch.
     
  4. jasonak

    jasonak Out Of The Brooder

    75
    0
    39
    May 17, 2008
    wasilla,AK
    Hi
    Thanks for both your replys.Those are both great ideas,I hade thought about the foam but wasnt sure if it would be ok to do that.
    Thanks again for both your replys [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by