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How long can hatched chick stay in incubator?

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Hi, can someone tell me exactly how long a newly hatched chick can stay in the incubator without food and water?  He hatched  around 3 hours ago and he is still the only one hatched.  I'm wondering if I should leave him in there over night or put him in the brooder by himself?  How many hours can a chick be safe in the incubator?  Please help!  Julie

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3 days

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:jumpyWell then,,,I'm off to bed!  Thanks, "I didn't do it"...LOL 

Another chick just hatched....now I have 2.  Maybe in the morning there will be another!  Lots of chirps 2 tiny birds can make! LOUD!

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that great i whould take them out when they a fluffy a dry. Make sure the temp in the brooder 95.
PIXS PLZ

1 barred rock chick, 11 RIR chicks
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I let mine in for 24 hours to make sure they are nice and dry then transport them to a brooder.

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The best results with chicks is get them on food as soon as they have their legs under control. The yolk sac isn't just for food it is for helping them while they get their gut working. It takes about three days which is why they have the yolk sac. It holds about 3 days worth of food. But the do need chickstarter and water as soon as their out of the hatcher. So have that water and food standing by.

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My chickens: French Cuckoo Marans, Red Dorkings, Blacktailed Japs.
My BYC Page...  *For Sale page now listed*
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