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When to move chicks into brooder as quite cramped now

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Hi all. I have hatched 7 leghorn chicks today so far in my brinsea mini. They hatched between 9am -2pm. Been watching it all and it has been amazing. It is now nearly 3pm and I still have one egg remaining, although no signs of anything happening with that one. Shall I just leave them until tomorrow in the incubator? Not opened it so all the shell is in there and it looks a bit cramped. It is my first hatch. I've attached a pic, many thanks for any advice,
nicola.
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Hi all. I have hatched 7 leghorn chicks today so far in my brinsea mini. They hatched between 9am -2pm. Been watching it all and it has been amazing. It is now nearly 3pm and I still have one egg remaining, although no signs of anything happening with that one. Shall I just leave them until tomorrow in the incubator? Not opened it so all the shell is in there and it looks a bit cramped. It is my first hatch. I've attached a pic, many thanks for any advice,
nicola.

When to move chicks is a personal decision. There is no right or wrong. I remove mine as they become active.

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

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Thanks for that. I decided to move them that evening into the brooder as the incubator was looking disgusting!! As you can see they are doing really well :-)
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Congrats on the babies!

Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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