chicks need to stay in bator after hatch how long?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Sissy, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    after hatching how long
    is it necessary to leave chicks
    in bator? until all have hatched?
    before putting them into brooder.
     
  2. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    Leave them in there until they are completely dry and fluffy for best results. They can go without food/water for 48 hours. Do not get over anxious and keep opening the 'bator. Can't wait to see pics of your new babies. [​IMG]
     
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Quote:What Carrie said. Great advise.
     
  4. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    thanks Mahonri, I just finished reading that in my Storey's guide to raising chickens. [​IMG] I use to get too anxious and open too early. No more!!!
     
  5. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ozark hen, Im still waiting and being very patient.
    today is day 19 and no pips yet..
    have good temps and humidity.
    hope they work out.. At least 1-2-3- ??
    I have 11 cochins..in the bator took a few
    out that were clear when
    I candled on day 8..
    my broodys usually did all this work..LOL
    But have 3 broodys working on their full house..
     
  6. Sissy

    Sissy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sure am lucky for first time hatch in new bator, have 8
    feathered leg cochins.0ut of 9
    and going
    outback to the big coup found the 3 hens still laying
    and they
    have hatched a few so far 6
    so I will have a house full in the brooder.
     
  7. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    Well, Sissy, I just put a bunch of prized eggs into my bator this afternoon so the wait and nail biting is on now for me! [​IMG]
     
  8. Steve

    Steve Ye Olde Henhouse Builder

    Quote:I thought it was taboo to open the bator at all?
     
  9. ozark hen

    ozark hen Living My Dream

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    Quote:I thought it was taboo to open the bator at all?

    here is the complete quote:
    Do not get over anxious and keep opening the 'bator

    You are right, do not open until they are completely dry. You can open if you have dry chicks but they can stay in there for 48 hours if need be. I remove each chick as it dries.​
     

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