Help! just hatched! my 1st time!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by aliena614, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. aliena614

    aliena614 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i came home to find 2 cute little pippers on my homemade bator! they are all tuckered out! what temp should i keep them @ in the bator? and when should i put them in the brooder?

    thanks a million!
    im ssssssssooooooooooo excited! [​IMG]
     
  2. chasep

    chasep Out Of The Brooder

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    keep them in the incubator until fully dry. just have the same temperature the same as you hatched them. and in the brooder id say around 98 or so
    goood luck![​IMG]
     
  3. aliena614

    aliena614 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks! about how long do you think b4 they are up and bouncing around?
     
  4. chasep

    chasep Out Of The Brooder

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    probably not until a few hours or so it depends when exactly they hatched.
    id leave them in the incubator for the night if i were you
     
  5. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    My bator has a fan and they are just now getting fluffy after 7 hours. They can stay in the bator for 2 days with no worry. I'd get the brooder heated up to the same temp and wait til they all look really fluffy.
     
  6. aliena614

    aliena614 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks a million you guys! ill post some pics soon! camera batteries are dead! of course! lol
     
  7. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    If you have other eggs still working (as I do) then wait til they are all done hatching and drying.
     
  8. chasep

    chasep Out Of The Brooder

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  9. aliena614

    aliena614 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nope, i started with 5! 2 were infertile, 1 died soon after starting and the two turned out perfect! i put them in the bator on 12/17 and ta dah! i never thought it would work!

    I built my bator out of a 10gallon chemotherapy shipping cooler (clean of course) that i brought home from work, a piece of glass from an 8x10 pic frame and an old water bed heater that i cut the heating pad from and wired a light to! lol the thermostat goes to 101!! how about that! lol oh and a glass of h2o

    my husband thought i was having a bored crazy prego moment until today! [​IMG]
     
  10. ginbart

    ginbart Overrun With Chickens

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    Can you show us pics of the bator? I would like to see it.
     

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