Help! When to help? - Page 2
If it's dried off and alert, you can take it out. It probably won't be too interested in food or water for another day or two though, they carry a rather large yolk in their bellies so there's no hurry. You can introduce them to food and water by poking it with your finger, they'll mimic what you're doing and try it themselves.
I took Gerry out of the incubator about 10 minutes after he hatched, he was already dried off by then and checking everything out. He spent the first few days in a little dog bed covered with a towel to give him a soft place to lay while he figured out how to get his legs to work.