Need help with homemade bator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by klf73, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    I made a homemade bator, last minute, for some eggs that were given to us. I purchased some silkie egs and the post office called today and said they are there [​IMG] So as a quick last minute(seems like everything I do is last minute [​IMG] ) addition. I put a pan in with hardware cloth over it. Problem is I got 1/4 inch and when I put the 1 egg left from my last hatch it almost rolled away. What can I put in there to keep my eggs from rolling around? Any ideas?
    Krista
     
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2008
  2. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    OOH, OOH, I have pipe cleaners, will little rings made out of those be OK? The metal inside the fuzz wouldn't get too hot and harm the eggs would it?
    Krista

    sorry stupid question, shouldn't get any hotter than the hardware cloth their sitting on I'd imagine
     
    Last edited: Jun 6, 2008
  3. Three Cedars Silkies

    Three Cedars Silkies Overrun With Chickens

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    I put a layer of the rubbery shelf liner on top of the wire and the eggs stay put with no problem. I've also placed the eggs in a carton and turn them in the carton. They sure stay in place that way!
     
  4. NoSpringChick

    NoSpringChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:That's a great idea....then you wouldn't have to cut away the egg carton method to make sure humidity reaches the egg.
     

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