chicks hitting heads on heating element LG. will they burn to death

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by FLITZ, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. FLITZ

    FLITZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chicks that have hatched are all over the eggs that haven't

    They keep hitting there heads on the heating element in the LG. . . If it will burn me it seems it will burn the lil chicks..

    Is this normal and will they get hurt
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2012
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    This is not recommended but if the other eggs are not piped at all you can remove the chicks and put them in the brooder quickly.
     
  3. FLITZ

    FLITZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    there are a few pips so i'm afraid to do that.
    Hope they don't burn to death [​IMG]
     
  4. stephanie1992

    stephanie1992 Chillin' With My Peeps

    they should be ok, just keep an eye on them. they have fuzz that will hit it first where we have bare skin that hits it. Mine were doing the same thing but are ok now. Good Luck!! take them out as soon as u can!!
     
  5. FLITZ

    FLITZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    5 are out of the shells running around....one is a monster how did she fit in the shell [​IMG] .. it's like twice the size of the others.

    at least two others have piped so i cant take any out.

    on the incubators floor its only 96* but i'm afraid to turn up the heat. hopefully it doesn't hurt the ones in the eggs still
     
  6. SIMZ

    SIMZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hate it when they do that!! My husband installed a fan on my LG incubator and one of the chicks actually got his head STUCK between the heating element and the fan. It was horrible and when I got him out he laid on his back, shaking, and I was sure he was dead. He got back up, though, and seemed to be fine. I had the chicks for three days (sold them) and couldn't ever figure out which one that happened to.

    So.......They're pretty resilient and will probably be ok just hitting their heads on it.
     
  7. FLITZ

    FLITZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    phew i hope so. My incubator is in a closet so its pretty dark in there most of the time...other than when we open the door 10,000,000 times to see whats going on in there

    When we first look they are laying calm on the floor....the a few seconds later they are all over the place. I put a night light in the closet so they aren't in the dark all the time.

    Is it normal for them to just lay there like that. I hope the temp and air is okay for them in there.

    They do start running around like crazy when they realize the light is on and we are looking at them
     
  8. redhen689

    redhen689 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They do spend a lot of time sleeping. I know people say you shouldn't open the incubator, during "lockdown", BUT, if you have a plan, and carry it out quicky so it's only open for a few seconds, it shouldn't be an issue. If you're concerned about the humidity dropping, just add a warm damp sponge while you have it opened.
     
  9. FLITZ

    FLITZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    almost all of the chicks are still wet. the humidity went up to 80% I'm thinking it will drop on its own. I hope this doesn't make it hard for them to breath and they are just sleeping. They seem to be breathing okay. I have to work 10-11 hours tomorrow so there will be no one here to look after the lil chicks. I'm hoping by the time I get home they will all be alive and more will be hatched :) Day 21 started at 6:30pm monday
     
    Last edited: Mar 12, 2012
  10. chickenlover237

    chickenlover237 Chillin' With My Peeps

    wow, good luck with your new babies!
     

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