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how long should i keep my chicks in the incubator

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my 3 chicks have been in the incubator for about 24 hours. should i wait for the 2 other eggs to hatch ,that have already piped and are peeping, and then put all the chicks in the brooder?

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I pull my chicks once they are dry and transfer them to the brooder. Good Luck!


Edited by chickenlickin8 - 2/26/12 at 7:27pm

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1 wonderful husband, 6 laying hens (3 EEs and 3 Barred Rocks), 2 sassy cats and 1 salt water reef tank including 2 nemos!

 

The Egg - “A box without hinges, key, or lid. Yet golden treasure inside is hid.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
 

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I pull my chicks once they are dry and transfer them to the brooder. Good Luck!



I plan on doing this too unless there are others hatching closely behind it. I don't want to leave it in there for two days or more. I think the reason most wait it out is when they're all hatching closely and they don't want to change the humidity and the temps for the pending hatches.

 

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I don't remove mine if others are pipping unless it has been two days. Then I make sure the room is warmed up so when I take the chicks out, the temp won't drastically dropped. Good luck. thumbsup.gif

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TIME is the best thing to spend on a child!
Always calibrate your hygrometer before you incubate!!

Home to Black East Indies, Mandarins, Speckled Sussex, Barred Rock, Golden Buffs, Welsummers, Ameraucanas, Black Australorp, Silver Laced Wyandotte, Two Weimaraners, Two beautiful daughters and a great DH who builds whatever I need!

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I don't remove mine if others are pipping unless it has been two days. Then I make sure the room is warmed up so when I take the chicks out, the temp won't drastically dropped. Good luck. :thumbsup


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1 Weim,1 Pomeranian, 2 Cats,2 fish tanks, flock of 30(or so ) BLRW chickens,flock of Banties(Cochins,Showgirls,Greylegs and Silkies), Flock of Ancona Ducks (B&W,Lav & W),Flock of Mallards (Blue Fawn and Restricteds) 6 Muscovies, 3 Narragansett Turkeys,2 Geese(Toulouse), 2 Budgies,2 zebra finch, 2 Cockatiels.... and oh yeah, 5 great kids( 2 have flown the coop) and an enabling hubby   

 

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