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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dandrews1971, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. dandrews1971

    dandrews1971 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have obtained some newly hatched chicks, plus some that are not yet hatched. I wont be able to get them, in an incubator for about 5 hours. What are their chances if i get them in a warm box & get heat on them?
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  2. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    chicks should be ok in a small box. you didnt say if they would be in a car for that time or ?? hand warmers you buy for your self. make good emergency heat. you could lay the eggs on this too and it may delay the hatch some. put them over and under the eggs
     
  3. dandrews1971

    dandrews1971 Chillin' With My Peeps

    They'll be indoors. I have a heater I can set near them. hoping my coworkers dont go crazy with the peeping. 4 are still kinda wet.
     
  4. CarolinaHen

    CarolinaHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you don't have hand warmers, you can wrap a towel around the box or use a heating pad.
     
  5. dandrews1971

    dandrews1971 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have them in a small box, setting inside an insulated box, sitting inside another box. lol
    the heater is blowing across the box, top loosened for ventilation. One chick is peeping from the egg, just barely coming out. 4 are out & cheeping.
     
  6. CarolinaHen

    CarolinaHen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  7. dandrews1971

    dandrews1971 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They were peeping loudly but settled down once I got the heater on them.
     
  8. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    [​IMG] you have them at work? hahahhaha why would someone give up on a hatch right in the middle of it?? the chicks will help keep the eggs warm. hope you have incubator ready at home for them.
     
  9. dandrews1971

    dandrews1971 Chillin' With My Peeps

    yes, my daugghter s getting it out & setting it up. I happenbed upoin them while making a store run. the eggs still felt nice & warm when I took them. so hopefully the jaunt out in the cold didnt harm them.
    Yeah, I have them at work, peeping away. trying to keep it dartk &warm so minimum noise. Peoples reactions are priceless when they walk by & hear them. . LOL
     
  10. granny hatchet

    granny hatchet Tastes like chicken Premium Member

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    priceless.
     

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