First Egg Has Hatched !! ..Some more advice needed please

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by NixChicks, Oct 21, 2012.

  1. NixChicks

    NixChicks New Egg

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    Hi, Thanks to the great advice received on here my first chick has hatched! [​IMG]
    BUT, now i dont know what to do.. my incubator (brinsea mini advance) has 5 other eggs in there, is it ok that this chick is rolling all the other eggs around? The temp is set at 37.5 oC.
    How long can i leave it in there?
    How long until it needs feeding/water?
    I have read all this online but everywhere says different!

    Thankyou!!
     
  2. MarineCorpFarmr

    MarineCorpFarmr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Youll need to move the chick from the incubator to a brooder with a heat source. Give it food and water there, not in the incubator. Once its dry I would go ahead and move it.
     
  3. NixChicks

    NixChicks New Egg

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    thankyou :)
     
  4. MarineCorpFarmr

    MarineCorpFarmr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're welcome, And welcome to BYC [​IMG]
     
  5. ChickenFootRnch

    ChickenFootRnch Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes move the chick after it is dry to a brooder, I use a red light blub and start with the temperature @ 32.2 oC (or 90 oF) at the chick level. Make sure to dip the Chicks beak in the water, and put paper towels or some "texture" for Chick to walk on to avoid spraddle leg. Hope this helps.
     
  6. MarineCorpFarmr

    MarineCorpFarmr Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC as well ChickenFootRnch :) [​IMG]
     

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