hatching problems

Dr Gero

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 28, 2014
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Puerto Rico
Hi everyone! Can someone give me a idea. I'm concerned with food and water for my 2 new born chicks which hatch yesturday. is it safe to leave them in incubator for 48 hrs until others hatch
 

Ridgerunner

Crossing the Road
12 Years
Feb 2, 2009
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Chicks absorb the yolks before they hatch. They can go 72 hours or longer just on that yolk, without other food and water. That's why they can be shipped in the mail. Just because they can go that long doesn't mean they need to, but 48 hours in an incubator is no stress for them at all.
 

Dr Gero

In the Brooder
5 Years
Apr 28, 2014
14
0
24
Puerto Rico
Thanks for the help. I was also concerned One of the 2 chicks was weak and could get out of shell after 5 hrs I help him get out and he barley was moving, but today hes doing much better in the incubator. Thanks again
 

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