after they hatch, what do I do

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dgh, Jun 12, 2009.

  1. dgh

    dgh Songster

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    I usually use a bantam to hatch eggs, but I borrowed an incubator and I have my first chick and one peeping egg.

    What next?
    How long do they stay in incubator?
    Where to after the incubator?
     
  2. kandyg_99

    kandyg_99 Songster

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    After the hatch,Leave the chicks in the incubator until they are dry,Then have a warm brooder area ready for them.
     
  3. Shay1327

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    I would leave all the babies in the incubator until they are all fuzzy and dry. They can go a little while without eating/drinking because they are still absorbing the yolk. Once they are all fuzzy I would move them to a brooder with a heat lamp. Make sure you dip their beaks in water to show them where to drink and make sure they are eating.

    Good luck!!![​IMG]
     
  4. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

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    love them, hug them, squeeze them and call them george [​IMG]
     
  5. James Hudson

    James Hudson In the Brooder

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    Give them some love... I mean what I did is leave them on the incubator until they are completely dry.
     

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