so i have a crazy idea. probably never tried before....

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  1. shawnkfl

    shawnkfl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    after a temp spike today, i candled my eggs. i can see some activity going on, so i'm hoping all is well. anyway, i will need to get my humidity up soon for the hatch. i don't have much room for a sponge and i don't dare take all the eggs out to get a sponge under the grate. so, here's my idea. i was going to cut a sponge into strips and lay them around the edges. might help some. then i got to thinking about what would hold alot of water and not take up much space...see where i'm going??....a tampon! would it work? i was thinking (after i have my wife show me what it actually is) i could soak it in water and lay it in there. would that work or would it be worse than a sponge?
     
  2. Nicola

    Nicola Chook Cuddlin' Aussie

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] sorry i find it funny someone else will chime in
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  3. shawnkfl

    shawnkfl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i knew it would sound funny, but seriously, would it work?
     
  4. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

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    LOL... brilliant idea--hmmmm???? I might just try it
     
  5. chiknwhisperer

    chiknwhisperer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] [​IMG] That is really funny. But it is a good idea when you stop laughing and think about it. They do hold a lot of water. Now I'm going back to laughing [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  6. shawnkfl

    shawnkfl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well, i'm going to try it. i'll post a report on my results
     
  7. Ugly Cowboy

    Ugly Cowboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL Well, I caint tell ya if it'd work or not, but thats hilarious!
     
  8. shawnkfl

    shawnkfl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i havn't mentioned my idea to my wife yet....i wonder what she'll say when i ask her for a tampon...
     
  9. ems_chick

    ems_chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:i believe she may raise her eyebrow! [​IMG]
     
  10. Crickett

    Crickett Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In all seriousness, if you try this, I would use one of the "super" kind, (they hold more) and I would put a piece of plastic underneath (just the tampon part)to keep it from dripping/drying out so fast. The cotton part might be a problem, and I wouldn't leave it in after the chicks hatch. They may try to peck at it.
     

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