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rubber matting - no slip stuff -

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Grindlefamily, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. Grindlefamily

    Grindlefamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    do you put it in when you start up the incubator or just add it when you take the eggs out of the turner??

    Louella
     
  2. bwhite28

    bwhite28 Out Of The Brooder

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    Didn't your bator come with 1/4 in wire to put in the bottom. I'm curious what do you want to use rubber matting for?
     
  3. Grindlefamily

    Grindlefamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well - take a look at some of the recent pictures of homemade bators - people put it in so the chicks don't slide around on the wire. I didn't use it last time and think I will this time. I am going to add it on day 18 when I take out the turner.

    Louella
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I put it in when I take the turner out on day 18.
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I put it in on day 18.
     
  6. Eggseronious

    Eggseronious Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It helps the chicks to be more stable on their feet and keeps most of the mess from being stuck to the bator.
     
  7. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

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    I, personaly, like the fact that it is much softer and gentler on their tiny little feet than the wire, too. I would feel kinda bad with those delicate little feet on wire, but I have this thing for chicken feet. [​IMG]
     
  8. Grindlefamily

    Grindlefamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone! I didn't use it last time and they slipped and slid [​IMG] I will put it in on day 18!

    Louella
     
  9. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    If they are a tiny breed their little feet can get caught in the wire bottom and break a toe too.
     
  10. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    And then there happens to be myself who has never used it and hatch just fine!! [​IMG] lol
     

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