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

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    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

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    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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