Chick Mat is essential if you are hatching in incubators or raising chicks in brooder boxes. We use chick mat in our brooder boxes for the first 3 to 5 days. It helps prevent splays and gives the day-olds a firm surface to grip. Perfect if you are hatching pheasant, partridge, guinea fowl and chickens. We also use chick mat in our incubators during the hatching stage to stop eggs rolling around during the hatch. Chick Mat comes in a square app. 900mm x 900mm in green or black and can cut to size. Can be washed, disinfected and re-used.
Really good idea
Splayed legs are now a thing of the past
It seems to be working! I have 6 flat-footed chicks.
Appletons Chick Mat
Thrilled that I could find and buy what I was looking for and loved that I could have it posted overseas to Australia. Chick mat arrived the week the chicks were due to hatch and could really see it's usefulness when they were hatching and they now all have really straight toes :-) Drip waterer took them a few days to get the hang but works a treat now. Thank you Appleton for your products and service. Caroline