day 20 two hatched...what should I do????

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chicksnducks, Nov 30, 2007.

  1. chicksnducks

    chicksnducks Songster

    Apr 16, 2007
    Durant OK
    two hatched, one this morning and one about 5 minutes ago. NOW WHAT??? Do I just leave them in the bator???? there are still 17 more chicken eggs and one duck egg....
    I came home to check on them and God hatched it just in time for me to see!!!!
    well I gotta go back to work but need to know how hot the brooder should be and when should I move the babies?
  2. chickabator

    chickabator Songster

    Nov 30, 2007
    the brooder should be around 95 for the first week and then lower it 5 degrees each week after that.
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2007
  3. LoneCowboy

    LoneCowboy Songster

    Aug 26, 2007
    Longmont, CO
    Brooder needs to be 90-95 degrees for the first week. I don't know what to tell you about moving them. Usually you don't open that incubator until all are hatched but with these being a day early, you better wait for an experienced person to tell you. However, the one that just hatched won't be dry enough for a while so you can't move them right now anyway.
  4. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

    Nov 16, 2007
    San Antonio TX
    Leave it in there until you have more to pull out. Once a day opening the bator right now is a maximum. They will be ok for a day or so.
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Hatched chicks can live 3 days without food or water...they are absorbing their yolks and thats what they live on for the first few days...thats why a hatchery can ship day olds...Leave them in the bator til they start to fluff up and a few more are going to lose humidity at the wrong time if you keep opening the bator...

    Everyone has told you the correct temps for your brooder set up...
  6. chicksnducks

    chicksnducks Songster

    Apr 16, 2007
    Durant OK
    great! thanks...I havent' opened it since day 18 and will wait. now I have two more that hatched but one is lying on it's back and can't seem to get gosh it is so frustrating ...I just want to help him.....any advice???
  7. JudyMcKinn

    JudyMcKinn Songster

    Jan 24, 2007
    SW MO
    Well, when I have had one hatch and is on it's back, I have been known to stick a drinking straw (or similiar) thru one of the vent holes and flip him over, if you can reach him thru a vent hole.
  8. chicksnducks

    chicksnducks Songster

    Apr 16, 2007
    Durant OK
    I did flip him last nite but sticking something in the hole...he looks better but is still not looking right....thanks....there are five total and I still didn't open it....still being patient!!!
    thanks for all the advice from you chicken midwives!!! LOL

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