From Incubator to Brooder?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by bstead24, Jun 11, 2011.

  1. bstead24

    bstead24 Out Of The Brooder

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    Our chick took just over 30 hours to hatch... Just came out of his shell about 12 hours ago with a little help from me... He is running around and doing great in the Incubator... Would it be safe to go ahead and move him to his brooder now... Or should I wait for the last 12 hours?
     
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    Do you have more chicks in the brooder that might peck him? If so, maybe give him a little longer. If he's dry and fuzzy though, it ought to be fine, just supervise them a little while.
     
  3. Louise's Country Closet

    Louise's Country Closet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it the only chick going to hatch in there? I would leave it be if you have other eggs hatching, but if this is the only one, all you have to do is wait until it drys a little [​IMG]
     
  4. bstead24

    bstead24 Out Of The Brooder

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    No he is the only one... He is our homemade Incubator testing chick.. AND IT WORKED [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] .... He has dried up nicely through the night... Just a little spot on his back... I'll give him another hour just to be sure... Thanks [​IMG]
     
  5. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    If any other eggs are going to hatch, leave the little one in the bator for a while. He will cheer on the others.
     
  6. sodabottlebantams

    sodabottlebantams Out Of The Brooder

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    nothing wrong with leaving the hatched chicks in the incubator for at most 2days.
     

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