Hatching question

tonyschicks

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Apr 17, 2015
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so I know that after hatching, a chick should be left in the bator for 12-24 to dry up. I also know that during lock down the bator should not be open due to humidity lost. So what do you do if you have a chick that's hatched, fluffed up and is moving all the other pipping eggs around? Should it be removed or let him stay in till the others hatch even if it goes over the 24hr mark?
 

WalnutHill

Crowing
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Mar 16, 2014
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Fact: a chick that developed properly has absorbed the yolk and has nutrition onboard to support it for up to three days. That is why hatcheries can hatch chicks, leave them in to dry, pull the trays, pack the boxes, and ship them out for delivery and have them arrive alive up to 3 days later.

Fact: a chick still appreciates a cool drink of water once it has hatched and dried and rested.

Once MOST of the chicks have hatched and dried and fluffed and no eggs have an external pip, you can snatch the dry chicks out and place them in the brooder. This can be in 8 hours, 12 hours, 24 hours, or more. Getting the humidity back up for the unhatched is critical.

If the humidity in your hatcher is very high, 75-80%+, you can pull them one or two at a time as they dry and become active.

The eggs getting rolled doesn't affect the chicks about to hatch. They are in position and are not going to be affected by rolling, unless they are too wet, or if it is a staggered hatch.
 

tonyschicks

Chirping
Apr 17, 2015
106
0
61
Homestead Florida
Fact:  a chick that developed properly has absorbed the yolk and has nutrition onboard to support it for up to three days.  That is why hatcheries can hatch chicks, leave them in to dry, pull the trays, pack the boxes, and ship them out for delivery and have them arrive alive up to 3 days later.

Fact:  a chick still appreciates a cool drink of water once it has hatched and dried and rested.  

Once MOST of the chicks have hatched and dried and fluffed and no eggs have an external pip, you can snatch the dry chicks out and place them in the brooder.  This can be in 8 hours, 12 hours, 24 hours, or more.  Getting the humidity back up for the unhatched is critical.

If the humidity in your hatcher is very high, 75-80%+, you can pull them one or two at a time as they dry and become active.

The eggs getting rolled doesn't affect the chicks about to hatch.  They are in position and are not going to be affected by rolling, unless they are too wet, or if it is a staggered hatch.
Thanks for fast reply!
 

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