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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ole Mule, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. Ole Mule

    Ole Mule Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a chick that hatch early looks alright, still in bator, I am waiting on the others to pip and hatch. Question how long can the early bird stay in the bator before I have to open and remove it? I do not want to open while the others are close. Tomorrow will be day 21 the first chick hatched out this morning early.
     
  2. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    I am new to hatching fever! However I read on here that they can stay in up to 72 hours. I removed mine earlier becaus ethey were rolling the pipped eggs around.
     
  3. thechickenchick

    thechickenchick Born city, Living country

    Mar 8, 2008
    Eaton, Colorado
    Just make it fast so you don't disrupt your temp and humidity.

    Sorry, forgot to add that. [​IMG]
     
  4. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    24-48 hours , I dont know if I would be comfy with 72 hours but I havent hatched anything yet.
     

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