crowded in the incubator now

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Indiana, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. Indiana

    Indiana Hatching

    Apr 15, 2011
    This is my first hatching and I know I'm not supposed to open the incubator but -

    15 out of 17 hatched now. Lots of eggshell, some chicks dry and others being born now and others drying off. Should I leave all the old eggshell until all are dry? They are running about shouting and treading on each other. And some are shouting at me through the window if I look in.

    it's a hovabator 42 egg model. thank goodness I don't have 42 in there!
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2011

  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    When the last 2 are out its safe to open it an grab out the trash. Let the chicks dry good before removing them.
  3. ethingtonart

    ethingtonart Songster

    May 29, 2009
    Lol. Sounds like you have your hands full. As hard as it is though you know you have to wait. Have fun with your chicks! [​IMG]

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