early hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jtbuck, Mar 14, 2013.

  1. jtbuck

    jtbuck Out Of The Brooder

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    Chicks are coming 1 week early, how long can they stay in incubator?
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Are they hatching 1 week early? How on earth? They can stay in the incubator for 24 hours or more, if needed. They don't need food or water for the first 2-3 days.
     
  3. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    high temp
     
  4. jtbuck

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    yes they were supposed to start next Wed.
    "24 hours or more" How much more?
    How High it is on 100.5 now, but due to this cold snap in N.Florida, I don't want to remove them just yet....
     
  5. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    no I said they probably hatched early because of the temp.
     
  6. jtbuck

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    OK

    Temp was 99-100, looks to be about 8 hatched so far....
     

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