Hands on hatching and help - Page 465
The chicks I don't, but if I was it would be after they were about grown! The hens as soon as they are removed.
Keep in mind that I am a breeder----no mixed flocks and no young with old. Now that I have slowed down for a little while---I might mix my breeds of hens and let them free-range some----separate again if I start back hatching.
Edited by PD-Riverman - 6/15/16 at 6:39am
i had a call duck that rolled around for a couple of days after the others hatched.. i candled it to see how it was doing and found an external pip which i didnt see before then a couple hours later the little thing zipped and was out !!
- Addicted to Quack
Awesome!! 2/2 viable eggs have pips now.
c'mon little chickies!
Sorry, I forgot, but is this your first hatch?
I will say that the suspense and excitement hasn't changed for me, even after dozens of hatches!