Wire mesh in bator folding up like a piece of fried bolonie.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Youngfamily1989, Oct 7, 2007.

  1. Youngfamily1989

    Youngfamily1989 Out Of The Brooder

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    I keep putting those stupid clips on and the wire mesh wont stay down. Then I duct taped it this time the tape is lose and the wire is folding up. I'm afraid the chicks will soon enough get caught up in it ,any suggestions. [​IMG]

    Brian
     
  2. jimnjay

    jimnjay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you have enough room you can make some heat sinks out of baby food jars filled with water to give them some weight and place one in each corner. It will help stablize the temps and keep the wire in place. I hate that wire too. It seems like in the Hova Bator I had it would not uncurl not matter what I did. I had the same worry.
     
  3. peepsnbunnies

    peepsnbunnies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2007
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    What kind of bator do you have? Is it one of the styrofoam ones? I am not sure what "clips" you are talking about. Is the wire a little too large for the bator and bending up when you try to put it flat on the bottom? I had that problem and just took a pair of wire clippers and trimmed off some, now it fits perfectly.
     
  4. Youngfamily1989

    Youngfamily1989 Out Of The Brooder

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    It a hova-bator, it came with 4 wire clips to fasten the wire to the water tray thus holding down the wire. BUT its not working. I thought about sticking u shaped wire it the sides of the bottom to keep it from bowing. Its styro foam and I'm not crazy about poking holes in it . Its fragile enough.

    Brian
     
  5. snugglepup

    snugglepup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my Hovabator, I stapled the wire down to the styrofoam with a stapler. Before I did this I had a chick that was hatching fall under the wire and die in the water tray. It was very traumatic. So I stapled the durn thing down. It was easy enough to pop up and clean, then re-staple between hatches.
     

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