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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!

 

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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 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 walker hound/beagle mix, 2 Cats,2 fish tanks, flock of 40 (or so ) chickens ,4 Ancona Ducks & 5 Khaki Campbells, 1 Muscovy, 3 Narragansett Turkeys, 3 Nubian goats, 1 Saanen Goat, 1 Sable goat  and oh yeah, 5 great kids( 2 have flown the coop) and an enabling hubby   

 

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