After eggs pip can I move them to a warming area?

Maryallison

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Jul 18, 2008
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So my husband and I just upgraded to a automatic egg turner. So we are wanting to know if on hatch day or when we see the eggs start to pip is it ok to move them to a box with a light that is the same temp as the incubator? What do we do for the humidity? My husband said we could use a sponge and some water?
 

StevenW.

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Oct 7, 2010
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I wait at least 24hours before i take them out or they will chill and die:( for humidity i use a shallow water pan during hatching or sponge works good just make sure the sponge isnt cold
 

Kittymomma

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Sep 9, 2009
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Ummm, NO! Leave them be until the hatch is done and the chicks are all fluffed up. It's a really bad idea to mess with stuff during the hatch--the temps and humidity start going all over the place and you end up with weak and shrink wrapped chicks. They'll be fine in the bator. Happy hatching!!
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ETA: The turner should come out around day 18 when you start lockdown--couldn't tell from your post if you knew that so wanted to mention it just in case.
 
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