Chicks are hatching. Take them out?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ih66series, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. ih66series

    ih66series Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some of my chicks are hatching. Should I take the dry ones from the incubator or should I leave everything alone until its all over? There is water on the windows. Would lifting the top hurt the ones that are only pipped?
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Leave that incy shut until it's over...The chicks will be just fine because they still have a yolk to absorb.....You don't want to release your humidity because that might affect the other chicks that haven't hatched out of their shells yet.
     
  3. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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    Leave it closed, they can stay in there for up to 48 to 72 hrs before needing food or water.
     
  4. ih66series

    ih66series Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's not that but they are moving the eggs that are not hatched yet and I am afraid they are injuring the unhatched ones.
     
  5. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    leave them in, opening the bator now will realese the humidity thats in there and you could shrink wrap the ramining chicks that have yet to hatch. the ones that have hatched are just fine the chirping they do,and the bumping the other eggs, can also help draw out the unhatched chicks to
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2011
  6. SilkieBantams

    SilkieBantams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They don't harm the unhatched eggs in the incubator. I'd leave it closed until it's all done.
     
  7. ih66series

    ih66series Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, but I was concerned because they are being really rough, jumping on the other eggs and rolling them around.
     
  8. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Read a book till it's over.
     
  9. Zoomom

    Zoomom Certified Cackleberry Consumer

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    Just think about how they are under a Momma hen in nature. They get jostled under her and they will still be ok.

    Congratulations, too!
     
  10. curious1969

    curious1969 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will be fine, and congratulations on your babies [​IMG]
     

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