after they hatch, what do I do

dgh

Songster
11 Years
Sep 16, 2008
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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?
 

kandyg_99

Crowing
Sep 24, 2008
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Colorado
After the hatch,Leave the chicks in the incubator until they are dry,Then have a warm brooder area ready for them.
 

Shay1327

Songster
10 Years
Apr 21, 2009
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Franklinville, NY
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!!!
 

Boyd

Recipient of The Biff Twang
10 Years
Mar 14, 2009
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MI
love them, hug them, squeeze them and call them george
 

James Hudson

In the Brooder
10 Years
Jun 1, 2009
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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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