1 hatched, rolling around the other eggs in 'bator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Robdoc, Apr 21, 2009.

  1. Robdoc

    Robdoc In the Brooder

    Mar 18, 2008
    I've got 17 eggs in a LG. I took the turner out a day ago. Today, one of the eggs hatched. The chick is still wet after several hours (is this normal?) and as it stumbles around trying to get her footing, it's bumping into the other eggs and I'm worried it'll damage them.

    What say you, more knowing folks? Should I take the chick out now? Should I put the eggs in a carton so they don't roll? Or should I not worry about it?

    Thank you!!!

  2. Deedee

    Deedee Songster

    Mar 30, 2009
    Kilgore, TX
    From reading different post. I would leave the chick alone, the eggs should be OK... How the humidity?
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2009
  3. azelgin

    azelgin Songster

    Jan 18, 2008
    S.E. AZ
    It always looks so chaotic, with the new chicks playing soccer with their hatch mates. Doesn't seem to affect the ones still in the shell. My experience has been that the ones that don't hatch, has nothing to do with being punted around for a couple of days. Don't worry about it.
  4. Robdoc

    Robdoc In the Brooder

    Mar 18, 2008
    Great, I'll relax a little bit. Thank you! The humidity is 75% ish. Got water in there and several wet paper towels at the corners.

  5. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Songster

    Apr 19, 2009
    Rayne Louisiana
    The higher the humidity the longer it takes them to dry..(which is ok)

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