Chicks in Bator Question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Dottie Pratt, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. Dottie Pratt

    Dottie Pratt Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 4, 2008
    My question is.
    Well let me explain what happened.
    My hen was broody and I moved her nest and she did not return to it. So I put the egg's 12 in the bator. I have one chick alsmost 24 hours dry 1 about 8 hours dry.
    Can I open the bator to get those out while I wait for some more to hatch? Or will they be Ok for a few more day's?


    Hope this makes since.
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

    Feb 21, 2009
    Columbia river gorge
    They should be fine in there for awhile. Good luck with the rest of youre hatch. If after another 12 hours or so you want to sneak them out and you dont have any pips I think it would be ok. Alot of people would rather you wait till all the eggs were hatched though even if its been 48+ hours.

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