Hatch day was Sunday, should I open the hatcher to get chicks?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickensinwasillaAK, Jun 27, 2011.

  1. chickensinwasillaAK

    chickensinwasillaAK Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 2, 2011
    Wasilla Alaska
    Hatch day was sunday, had a number hatch during the day. Now I set 5 in the bottom of the sportsman 1550 hatcher just so I could watch them, all 5 hathed. There are 19 eggs in the top tray, I can't see how many have hatched but when I shine a light in, I see chicks moving. Would it be safe to turn off the unit so it doesn't blow out the humidity, quickly open it and remove any fluffy chicks and slide the tray back into the hatcher to give any late bloomers a chance.

    Or, should I just leave them in there for another day since i know they can last 3 days and take them all out Tuesday? [​IMG]
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2011
  2. 1shotcleaner

    1shotcleaner Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 17, 2011
    duke center pa 16729
    i remove mine all during the hatch. at least 3-5 times a day i open to see if there are any new hatched chicks. this lockdown thing i do not agree with. and i have hatched thousands of chicks and quail.
  3. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Elgin, TX
    I agree with the above poster. As long as you don't open it too often it should be fine.

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