hatching- when to take my chicks out

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by [email protected], Feb 2, 2012.

  1. Tylerkaz@gmail.com

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know I am supposed to wait 4- 8 hrs before taking my chicks out, but only 1 / 6 hatched so fare and can see the others starting its moving around and I am afraid of it bumping the thermometers in to other eggs. I read opening the incubator to get the chick out reduces the number of birds that hatch, is this true? what should I do? it keeps peeping and some times sounds like its screaming....
     
  2. melodym78

    melodym78 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wait until the chick is completely dry..I've left chicks in til the next day...especially if there is only one chick out..I have found they do better if there is a buddy in the brooder. Alot less noisey. Just my 2 cents worth..
     
  3. Tylerkaz@gmail.com

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks. another one is out now two (hatched a lot quicker than the first one) will they hurt the other ones by turning the eggs? i have one i put in 14 hrs later than than these ones and they turned it half way.
     
  4. crankster76

    crankster76 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they will be fine. leave them there till there totally dry. might be tommarrow evening before there ready.
     
  5. Tylerkaz@gmail.com

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    will it hurt the other unhatched / hatching eggs when i remove the chicks? (when their all dry)
     
  6. crankster76

    crankster76 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    probably, dont open the bator! wait till there done..
     

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