Hatched chicks panting. Help please.


In the Brooder
Nov 30, 2015
So if anyone read my previous post, I had a Brahma who was sitting on eggs killed by a raccoon last week. I wasn't sure about the eggs because they were cold for at least 12 hours. Put them in an incubator and hoped for the best. Well 4 of them hatched so far today! This is my first time hatching so bear with me! They are all a bit damp still, even the one hatched middle of the night last night. It's mostly fluffy but it's all foggy and there's condensation on the Windows. A couple of them are panting. I have at least 1 egg pipped. What should I do?! Help!


5 Years
Apr 12, 2016
Southeastern PA
Make sure the temperature is not above 100. It should be 99.5. Do you have a brooder set up? The brooder should be at 95 degrees. If the chick(s) that are panting are mostly dry I would move them to the brooder. If and when you do, gently but quickly take them out then shut the incubator so you don't let too much heat out.

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