first chick just hatched newbie never done this before

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by joshyoua_rine, Apr 14, 2012.

  1. joshyoua_rine

    joshyoua_rine Out Of The Brooder

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    i only had 1 chick to hatch so far and cant afford to make any mistakes. when will the chick start eating? what temperature do i need? and any advice would be greatly appreciated
     
  2. Nikkipar

    Nikkipar Chillin' With My Peeps

    It doesn't need to eat for 3 days....temp depends on type of incubator.....
     
  3. joshyoua_rine

    joshyoua_rine Out Of The Brooder

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    Aug 9, 2011
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    dont have a incubator hen stopped setting over aweek ago so i finished them with a heat lamp put the eggs on a towel in a box and then covered the box with plexiglass, i left a air gap and have wet the towel to increase humidity temp is around100 degrees
     
  4. Nikkipar

    Nikkipar Chillin' With My Peeps

    If its dry and warm it will eat when it's ready, but it swallows the yolk and doesn't have to eat for 3 days
     

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