Eggs getting ready to hatch

Drewnkat

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Mar 27, 2008
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That depends. What kind of brooder box do you have?

How do you plan to control the temperature and humidity to keep them within optimal levels for hatching?

If you have a way to maintain temperatures around 99-100 degrees (preferably as even as possible throughout the whole box) and keep the humidity levels at 65-75% throughout the whole box, then yeah you could move the eggs to the brooder. However, if the humidity is even slightly iffy I would NOT risk it. Once the chicks have pipped, they are at risk of the membrane drying out before they hatch unless the humidity stays at adequate levels.

My brooder box would not be in any way suitable, personally, because there is lots of air flow (great for baby chicks, not so great for keeping high humidity during hatch) and the temperature varies from one end to the other (again, great for chicks so they can choose their own comfort level, not great for hatching eggs which MUST stay at 99-100 degrees).
 

Drewnkat

Songster
11 Years
Mar 27, 2008
176
41
191
Georgia
Unless you're going to be at work for over 3 days, just leave well enough alone. Seriously.
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