NEED HELP

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jennyworley35, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. jennyworley35

    jennyworley35 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My very first hatch!!![​IMG] 2 cute baby silkies.Here's the problem one hatched @ 10:00 am and the other @ 3:30pm they are trying to get up and walk around and the poor little guys or girls are slipping on the slick surface ( homade incubator made out of cooler) This being my first time hatching eggs I did not think to put anything in the bottom so my question is can I open the bator and what should I put down ? wire screnn or pine shavings? I'll put a pic to show you
     
  2. Wray mom

    Wray mom Out Of The Brooder

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    if you had any of that rubber shelf liner that works really well and yes ide put something in real quick cause they can really injure there legs from slipping i thik its called splayed leg also if nothing else shaving would probably work but it would be fine to open quickly and help them out . good luck
     
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  3. jennyworley35

    jennyworley35 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks great idea i just yanked some out of my cabinet washed it and through it in the dryer for a min hope it doesn't melt lol but thanks again you saved my babies
     
  4. jennyworley35

    jennyworley35 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Worked perfect one took off running for a second thanks I really appreciate the help
     
  5. Wray mom

    Wray mom Out Of The Brooder

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    Absolutely glad I could help I know how it is I'm working on my second hatch
     
  6. jennyworley35

    jennyworley35 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Me too I have 9 eggs in now and fixing to add 3 what kind are you hatching?
     
  7. Wray mom

    Wray mom Out Of The Brooder

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    I have ten in all mixes australorp ee cross, two bantams that are Japanese barred, and six mixed not sure on lol given to my kiddos recently and came a eggs and she is still laying so hopefully come out a something lol
     
  8. Sally Sunshine

    Sally Sunshine Cattywampus Angel <straightens Halo> Premium Member Project Manager

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    Congrats on the babies and the HOMEMADE Bator!!! YAY !!!! Silkies!!!
     

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