In the Brooder
- May 17, 2015
I have hatched 8 chicks today. I thought I ruined everything due to Thursday was 18th day to remove eggs from turner and I got dates mixed up. Today was 21 days. I took all eggs off turner last night around 1130 one had already started to pip. It had me worried due to it was 4th at 1100 today to hatch. I noticed about hour ago it is dried in brooder but it looks like it's feathers are stuck to it. It did have clear fluid on it for awhile. Other babies are fluffing out. Should I do anything. Read something about getting wet warm paper towels and wipe it off. I don't want to mess with it if it's not a problem. Not sure what it is. Plus, as I put all chicks in brooder and out of incubator I put beaks to water like I read. They don't seem to be drinking. Do i need to be worried? Or will they just drink when ready. I'm so tired. Went to bed at 330 am and had first chick hatch at 840 am. Still have 9 to go hatch. 8 in brooder from hatching today. This has been an exciting day. I never knew how much fun,stress and proud hatching my first batch of chicks would be. Really learned much today.