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The quick answer ideally is Yes, it is always good practice to use hatching mat of some sort... Full Description


The quick answer ideally is Yes, it is always good practice to use hatching mat of some sort.

A hatching mathas many different benefits, the main benefit is that it creates a surface young hatchling can grip to which stops them form sliding around in the machine. Stopping this stop things like splayed legs. It also had the added benefit of it makes cleaning themachine a lot easier. If you have a disposable hatching matlike corrugated card like what comes with the Brinsea Incubators it means it can just be thrown away meaning, there is minimal cleaning of the base after each hatch. Or if you have a sperate hatching tray like in the River Systems ET Incuabtors the tray or a mat like our foam hatching mats can be washed separately and again it means less cleaning of the base.

A lot of incuabtors such as the Rcom 10 Pro and Rcom 20 Max have a slightly frosted floor which creates a surface rough surface so young hatchlings can grip to and stops them from sliding around the incubator, which is great if your doing hens, or quail but we would still recommend getting a non-slip mat like our foam hatching mator some corrugated card to place in the base at hatching time especially if you are doing larger birds such as ducks or geese. These birds can be a little bit wobblier on their feet and just need some extra grip.

You can find our range of hatching mats here. If you can’t find a specific mat for your machine you can use a non-slip fabric or corrugated card cut to the shape of your machine.

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