4 egg incubateur

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  1. Debra1234

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    I am for the first time trying my hand at incubating my chicken eggs. HELP! I have a small 4 egg incubateur and was wondering do I let chicken hatch in the incubateur ? It seems so small. I have read that I should leave them in until they dry completely, up to 48 hours. It is so small they wouldn’t be able to move around at all.
     
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    ChickNanny13 Crossing the Road

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    What incubator do you have? The chick should stay in the incubator to dry, once all hatch they move to the brooder. Have you put eggs in yet? If not maybe you should put 2 - 3?
     
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    It is a New Technology. No haven’t put any eggs in yet. Grandson coming next week so thought it would be fun project while he’s here. Ps can I tell if eggs are fertile before I put in incubator or do I have to wait for days after to check them? Thanks so much for any info.
     
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    You'll need to candle them at day 7, 14, 18/lockdown. Have you read the Hatching 101 article/thread by Sally Sunshine in the Incubating and Hatching Chicks? Very informative & helpful. Enjoy your time with your Grandson, hope he'll be there for the hatch (est 21 days)
     
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    I sure haven’t yet but will definitely do so. Thank you for your help. Ps sending 4 egg back. Looked at reviews on the one I got. Not good at all. So ordered a different one with 5 Star ans room for chicks after hatching. Whew! Feel better now. Ty again.
     
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    Are these shipped eggs? They tend to need a bit more TLC ... There's also a thread about hatching shipped eggs you should read, think Hatching 101 by Sally Sunshine hits on the topic. Good Luck
     
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    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy :yato have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
     
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