Question re plastic mesh flooring on incubator bottom

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by prycetag, Oct 21, 2013.

  1. prycetag

    prycetag Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 9, 2013
    Hi, I currently have a batch of bantam/frizzle chicks and I am trying the egg carton method. This is my first hatch. They are starting to pip today and one has just hatched. There were a couple of bits stuck to the chick and it couldn't get the shell of it. We ended up using a q-tip and warm water to remove the shell. I was just wondering though. These are quite small chicks and the white plastic mesh on the bottom of the incubator has fairly big holes in it. I think anyway and I was wondering if they would affect their feet at all. Should I keep them on this mesh bottom? Is it ok for them?

  2. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Elgin, TX
    They should be fine on it.

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by