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Can I open it yet?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chickenfeet, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. Chickenfeet

    Chickenfeet Songster

    Jan 12, 2009
    Cleveland, Ga.
    Ok, I have set on my hands all day. Today is day 21. I woke this morning to 3 babies. Throughout the day to day I now have 9. I have not had a hatch since early this afternoon. I still have 9 more eggs that have not hatched. Do I leave the babies in over night? OR can I open It really quick and remove the 9 babies and they the remaining eggs in for another day or so. This is killing me!!!!!! They just look at through the bator window, like they are in jail or something.[​IMG]

  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    They will be fine overnight, they are living off the yolk sac and do not need food or water for up to 3 days. I never take mine out til the hatch is completed, they help unhatched chicks to pip and zip out sometimes.
  3. GaNewChick

    GaNewChick Songster

    Mar 12, 2009
    McDonough, Ga.
    Yep ~ patience is a hard thing! Good luck!

    Last edited: Mar 26, 2009
  4. jonty

    jonty In the Brooder

    Oct 11, 2008
    Voßfeld Germany
    They are O.K. for up to 2 days in the incubator after hatching but I would remove them if they are dry and you have a brooder up to the right tempreture.

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