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When do you have to take chicks out of the incubator?

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Hello
I just had some chicks hatch out of the incubator yesterday
And I was wondering when you have to take them out of the incubator
Like how old do they have to be
Thanks a lot smile

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when they are dry. do it as quickly as possible if you have unhatched eggs inside the bator.

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post #3 of 5

They can go 2 days without food/water as they absorb the yolk sac.  I usually take mine out within a day of hatching.  I will not remove chicks when eggs are zipping though, I have found that no matter how quick I am, they get glued in the shell.

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Breeding Welsummers and Barnevelders.

 

Having an Icelandic in the coop is like having a 2 year old in the house - they are into everything and don't follow the rules.

I have zero chicken willpower.

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post #4 of 5

I generally take mine out once a day unless so many have hatched that they're causing problems for those not yet out.

When I do take them out I have a mister bottle full of warm water that I mist the remaining eggs with to compensate for the loss of humidity from having the door open.

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post #5 of 5

...note to self,must get mister bottle..Thanks! smile

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