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Chicks out of the incubator - ?? when is too early?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TarHeelBlue, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. TarHeelBlue

    TarHeelBlue Songster

    Jan 2, 2011
    Yukon, Oklahoma
    I have 2 chicks in the bator that hatched approx. 8 hours ago. They are active and appear dry. How soon can I take them out (I know they can stay for 24 - 36, but they are really shoving the other eggs around.)

  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

    Aug 25, 2008
    Some shoving/playing soccer is actually good, it tells the others to get busy and hatch! But yes, by Day 2 after hatch I open really fast and grab the little criminals. Make sure the brooder is well stabilised, food and water in place. [​IMG]

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