Hatched Chicks are moving Unhatched Eggs - is there a better way?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PEI chicken, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. PEI chicken

    PEI chicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 13, 2010
    Hi all

    I am wondering if anyone has a solution to this same issue.

    10 eggs were placed in incubator. 5 hatched yesterday and the chicks are moving the unhatched eggs inside the incubator (vigorously moved - they are now rolled to the side of the incubator). I think the issue is -- if the eggs are moved, they will find it hard to hatch, if not impossible. Does anyone have a solution to this? I plan to set more eggs soon. Help please.

    Incubator is small tabletop round styrofoam incubator.

    Thank you.
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    If you don't have any pipped eggs you can remove the hatched chicks. But be quick, so you don't lose too much humidity in the bator. A wet sponge in there will help get the humidity up again quick if it does drop too much though.

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