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.
The smell when you first open is terrible I would not use this in an enclosed environment for chicks! I soaked these in vinegar and luckily the smell did go.
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