Bator and chick question

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by outdoor junkie, May 14, 2016.

  1. outdoor junkie

    outdoor junkie Out Of The Brooder

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    I had a few chick's hatch sooner than expected. How long can they stay in the incubator before they need to be taken out and put in the brooder? I just hate to keep opening it to remove a chick or two.
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    It's perfectly safe to leave those chicks in the incubator until everyone is hatched. There is no rush to get them out. In fact, leaving them in will help encourage those that are still in the shell.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Every time you open the incubator, the humidity and temps drop.
     
  4. Chickerdoodle13

    Chickerdoodle13 The truth is out there...

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    They are perfectly fine to stay in the incubator for 24 hours or more. Just make sure they aren't getting stuck on anything (Hopefully your bator has a little window you can peep through!)
     

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