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Rubber matting in bator/hatcher

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by the simple life, May 15, 2008.

  1. I bought some of the rubber mats for shelving because I read on here that people use it for hatching. If you are using the egg carton method then do you still put the rubber on the bottom of the hatcher? I know its for gripping but I can't remember if its just so they don't get spraddle leg or if it was to help them get traction during hatching.
  2. swiftfoot

    swiftfoot Songster

    Dec 23, 2007
    Blountville , TN
    both id still use it because the wire hurts their feet
  3. priszilla

    priszilla Songster

    Jan 12, 2008
    easley sc
    I use it for traction ,easy clean up and chicks haven't started to eat it ...yet,Also it is the only thing the slipped tendon chick I'm raising can sort of walk on.But I switch them to shavings at 10 days or so
  4. Kessidy

    Kessidy Songster

    May 13, 2008
    I saw that here, but had read that putting a cloth in the bottom helps. I assume this is not ok?
  5. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    I love it for the easy cleanup - even with the egg carton method you'll get egg chips and fuzz in the bator and the rubber matting makes it easy just to fold it all up and throw away.

    I get the dollar store brand....it's $1 a roll... [​IMG]

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