Hatching Dec.11 - Worried I will not be there!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Jaguar6, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. Jaguar6

    Jaguar6 Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 11, 2009
    Hello all,

    I am a mother who has decided to back to school to change my career. I am working hard at becoming an RT (Respiratory and Anesthesia Tech.) and am smack dab in the middle of my final exams for this semester. I will be gone in the morning on the 11 when the chicks are due to arrive. Will they be Ok if I am absent for 2-3 hrs? What should I do to make sure everything goes ok? I am guessing that they can stay in the incubator if they hatch while I am gone until I return. As you probably can tell, this is my first hatch. [​IMG]

  2. abooth

    abooth Chillin' With My Peeps

    I leave mine in the bator for about 24 hoursw after they hatch. My incubator is homemade and has plenty of room for chicks and eggs though. Mine seem to hatch throughout the day on hatchday and into the next day. I am sure you won't miss all the hatching by being gone for a few hours. Just make sure your humidity is up to around 60-65% and let everyone know not to open up the bator during hatching. Good luck, hatching is so fun!
  3. evonne

    evonne Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 5, 2009
    Las Vegas

    they will be fine

    mine from my first hatch came a day before they were sposed to..
    but i was gone for an hour or so at a time a couple different times...

    how dare they be able to hatch without us... don't they know we need to feel needed.... lol....

    good luck !

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  4. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    2 or 3 hours ... that's no problem. You don't really need to do anything, except to make sure the humidity is up, and the vents all open (for oxygen). They (chicks) will do the rest!

    Good luck and best wishes for a successful hatch!
    Last edited: Dec 4, 2009

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