First hatch w/multiple ages

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PetRock, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. PetRock

    PetRock Crowing

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    Please help! I am in the middle of my first experience with hatching eggs in an incubator! It has been thrilling and I can tell will be addicting! I have 3 chicks that hatched earlier than the others and are 1 1/2 days old. New ones are hatching today and the older 3 are pecking on them. They are even eating the egg yolk sac off the newly hatched chicks. Is there anything that I need to do about this or just let them go until the hatching is completed? TIA!
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Crowing

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    You need to take them out and put them in a brooder. This could drop your humidity so try to do it carefully.
     
  3. PetRock

    PetRock Crowing

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    Thank you! That's what I did. They were being little hooligans in there and pecking on all the newly hatched chicks.
     

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