Emergency time is short really need a reply

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MMPoultryFarms, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. MMPoultryFarms

    MMPoultryFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2010
    Okarche Oklahoma
    I am hatching our first set of eggs as a family in our bator I noticed A piece of paint fell from the top guessing the humidity made the ol bator lose a flack its in my paper cup the chicks will be born in (not a cup cup napkins folded at corners) Can I open the bator real fast and remove it before the wet chick finishes his zipping so he isnt laying on it? thanks for the response if I get any this time around
  2. ChickieBooBoo

    ChickieBooBoo Cold Canadian Chick

    Dec 2, 2009
    if you opened the bator real quick I dont think it would do any harm. If you really want to you can spray some warm mist in the bator to keep them humidity high.
    Last edited: Sep 26, 2010
  3. BorderKelpie

    BorderKelpie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 1, 2009
    outside Dallas
    I have never done that, but I would think that it should be ok to just ever so very quickly (and carefully) remove the paint chip.

    Best of luck on your hatch!
  4. clkingtx

    clkingtx Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 1, 2009
    I wouldn't risk it if I were you. You could cause that chick to have trouble zipping, and could cause shrink wrapping in all chicks. Unless the paint is definitely poisonous, or sharp that the chick might cut itself on, I wouldn't risk the well being of all the chicks, just over something that might not matter anyway. I just had probably 50 percent hatch of full term chicks, because I had to open the bator(they were someone else's chicks, and I was following their directions, getting chicks out, etc) Hope your hatch goes well.

  5. NoSkiveez

    NoSkiveez NoSkiveez Poultry

    Dec 27, 2009
    Casa Grande
    My Coop
    I wouldn't risk it. Shrink wrap happens fast. Id leave it alone til everyones hatched.

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