My 'Cheep' Asz hatching supplies...

Discussion in 'Hatch-A-Longs' started by HugHess, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. HugHess

    HugHess Chickrack Addict

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    I sat here for 20 minutes explaining myself and was DENIED submission ($&@;@&$)!
    So now it'll all pop up because I am no longer in the mood to type on this iPhone... (TOLD YA) :he
    I am 'stuck' in house as primary care-giver and am out of work at the moment...so these were my 'bright' ideas for my 1602N manual bator...

    Total cost: Roughly $5.00

    Most expensive item was my $3.84 (600 Lumen flashlight off eBay)

    Slushy straw (and aquarium tubing, not shown) for adding H20 w/o opening bator...
    Needleless syringe for measured water...
    Scrubby sponge for adding humidity...
    Dollar store funnel cut off at base...
    Aforementioned flashlight...
    Cupboard liner, measuring cup and (of course) egg carton...
     
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  2. HugHess

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    Does anybody out there have an opinion about using cupboard liner to use on top of wire mesh in bator, in case I get lucky and any live babies 'pop' out to greet me?
    Also, now that I am remembering to worry more, I did hours of research only to find out, after the fact, that 'stored' eggs are supposed to be turned at least once a day, which of course I didn't know to do... while I was waiting for bator to stabilize....do you think I did irreversible damage to embryos? They sat for closer to two days...[​IMG]
     
  3. COsteveo

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    The shelf liner is used by a lot of people. I wouldn't worry about letting eggs sit, obviously turning is better but I still got a pretty good hatch from eggs that I had been collecting for 9 or 10 days without turning any of them.
     
  4. HugHess

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    Thank you for your reply.
    I really appreciate it.
    You made it feel more like Friday instead of 7 never ending Mondays!

    Take care,

    Meg
     

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