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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pugiosam, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. pugiosam

    pugiosam Out Of The Brooder

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    My eggs will be hatching soon and was wondering how long should I leave them in the incubator after they hatch? Also should I turn down the heat for them?
     
  2. Avlana

    Avlana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They can stay in the incubator for up to a maximum of 2-3 days. They live off of the yolk sac they absorb just before hatching. I personally don't leave them in longer than 24 hours but that's just me. You don't have to lower the temp. Though sometimes I do. For example, I'll go from 99.5 to 99.1. Doesn't really make much of a difference. It's your call.
     
  3. pugiosam

    pugiosam Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. This is a big help. Its my first time and I'm excited.
     
  4. Avlana

    Avlana Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're welcome. Good luck with your hatch! If you have any more questions, just ask :)
     
  5. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    I have chicks hatching tues. good luck on yours!
     
  6. HorseMadWhovian

    HorseMadWhovian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On my horse ;)
    I would leave mine for a couple of hours until their dry completely, depends on how long they take to hatch :) good luck I have ducklings hatching at this moment
     
  7. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    day 20 for me- see the pip?

    congrats on your duck ducks!
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2013
  8. pugiosam

    pugiosam Out Of The Brooder

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    Is it OK to use shredded paper as bedding?
     
  9. HorseMadWhovian

    HorseMadWhovian Chillin' With My Peeps

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    On my horse ;)
    Yes I do and its fine, just watch them at first so they don't eat it :) [​IMG]
     
  10. pugiosam

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    Thank you. I feel like an over protective father right now. :)
     

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