Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kelliepulido, May 9, 2008.

  1. kelliepulido

    kelliepulido Songster

    Mar 18, 2008
    st.john's mi
    There are 2 bullies in the bator that are going after the new chicks hatching out do I just leave them alone or try and get the dry ones out? Ihave about 6 dry ones and 2-3 wet ones getting pecked.
  2. I would reach in fast and get the 6 dry chicks out. Then put in some hot water to bump the humidity back up.
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    You don't need to add water at this stage for your humidity, chicks that have already hatched out add humidity...Opening the bator causes temps and humidity to go down sometimes ruining eggs that have pipped by drying them out...
  4. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Songster

    May 3, 2008
    Yah, don't open it. They might stop bullying soon. You really run the risk of killing your other chicks that have broken through. I got my chicks out this last hatch and the one egg that had a pip hole while I opened the bator never made it out of the shell and died. I swear I will never open the bator again.. I feel like it's my fault.

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