Tracking chicks and the shells they hatched from

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Casey76, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. Casey76

    Casey76 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2011
    Alsace, France
    Good morning [​IMG]

    I'm looking for some ideas on how to track chicks and from which shell they hatched from. I obviously set my eggs so that they should hatch on a Saturday or Sunday, when I can keep a close eye on them, but sometimes they hatch during the night (obviously just to frustrate me... after staying up until 1am with nothing happening of course [​IMG] )

    I have heard of using underwear laundry bags so that the chick and shell stay together, while still allowing movement - does anyone here do that, or use other methods?


  2. midget_farms

    midget_farms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 15, 2008
    Dunlap Illinois
    The best way would be to seperate each egg in the hatcher so they can't mix after hatching. I'm thinking I'll use some sort of hardware cloth to seperate mine .
  3. pips&peeps

    pips&peeps There is no "I" in Ameraucana

    Jan 18, 2008
    Newman Lake, WA
    I use garment bags sometimes and they work great.
  4. Robo

    Robo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2010
    You could put a cardboard box with squares cut out for each egg while making it high enough to where they can't climb over. That would probably work or you could put a camera over it.[​IMG]

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