Going to be out of town for hatch day!?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Godiva, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. Godiva

    Godiva Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Totally not what I planned - these were supposed to be under our broody... but she changed her mind and started moulting instead!! SO we are going to be about 5 hours drive away - we were supposed to be away over night but now I am contemplating trying to get a ride back Saturday night instead of only getting back on Sunday midday... What do you think and how should I prepare for this?
     
  2. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    Prepare for what? The chicks hatch themselves. [​IMG]

    Seriously, they can stay in that bator for up to 3 days after hatch without harm. Go on your trip, the chicks will be there when you get back.
     
  3. mstricer

    mstricer Overrun With Chickens

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  4. bobbieschicks

    bobbieschicks Chicken Tender

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    If yours are like mine - the hatch day will be 2 days later then expected and right before you decide they're duds LOL! They will hatch fine without you there and it's probably better for you not to be there b/c you may be tempted to try and help them out - I have to fight the urge to open the bator myself. [​IMG]
     

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