Separating eggs in incubator...ideas needed

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kristip, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. kristip

    kristip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am hoping you can help me. I have a hovabator styrofoam incubator. I have thirty eggs we are trying to hatch for Easter. Is there a way to put up some kind of dividers in case I miss a hatch to know where the chick came from? I have a few that could look similar and want to know what is what, any ideas what might work as a separator?
     
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    People have used a webbed sack, like an onion sack. The chicks hatch inside the large sized bag and stay together.
     
  3. ChucktheChick

    ChucktheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always take a piece of cardboard and duct tape it to make it look pretty then put it between eggs!
     
  4. Sally Sunshine

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    [​IMG] Good Luck with your hatch!
     
  5. kristip

    kristip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Good Luck with your hatch! [/quote Sally...what are the plastic barricades you used? I have the cabinet liner ready to go...
     
  6. Sally Sunshine

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

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    they are plastic drawer separator basket thingers from the dollar store
     
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  7. kristip

    kristip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmm...we don't have a dollar store near us, do you think it would work to cut up cardboard egg cartons and put those as dividers? Or are they too small?
     
  8. kristip

    kristip Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does anyone thing that egg carts that are cut up in rows would work as a divider?
     
  9. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Breeders often place their select eggs and put them in mesh bags, on day 18. Chicks hatch and stay in lots according to specific breeding matchups.


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  10. Capriole

    Capriole Out Of The Brooder

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    Following this thread. All great ideas so far.
     

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