After the first chick hatches, should water be given?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by eggsrcool, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    When the first chick hatches should water be given to it? That would involve opening the incubator, which isn't meant to be done. Thanks.
  2. azelgin

    azelgin Songster

    Jan 18, 2008
    S.E. AZ
    You don't need to worry about water, or food, for the first three days. That's why the hatcherys are able to ship new hatched chicks without any problems.[​IMG]
  3. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    Thanks [​IMG]
  4. callbabiesrgreat!

    callbabiesrgreat! Hatching

    Jun 13, 2009
    After the first chick/duckling hatches..are the other eggs okay if the hatched duckling bumps into them, causing them to roll? The pipped section on 2 other eggs is now facing down. Will they be okay that way? Thanks for any info!

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