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Chicks in a brooder?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 77horses, Sep 4, 2008.

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  1. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊ 9 Years

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    Hi. Sorry about the double post, but i put the other post in the wrong forum and i don't know how to move it to this one! [​IMG]
    anyways, I am trying to hatch two chicken eggs that our red star hens laid in my homemade bator. It is working well! The temp. is quite steady(around 98-101 degrees F.) and the eggs are on day #5.
    When they hatch, do I leave them in the bator until they are dry and standing, and then replace the bator for a plastic bin with water/food and a light? This is my first time hatching chicks! [​IMG]

    Please give any good advise! Thanks! [​IMG]
     
  2. keljonma

    keljonma Songster

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    do I leave them in the bator until they are dry and standing, and then replace the bator for a plastic bin with water/food and a light? This is my first time hatching chicks!

    I don't use an incubator, I use a mama hen. But I believe this is pretty much the standard thing to do.​
     
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    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊ 9 Years

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    ok thank you! [​IMG]
     
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