How long after my chicks hatch do I leave them in the bator ?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by psycoforsilkies, Dec 7, 2011.

  1. psycoforsilkies

    psycoforsilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Chicks are silkies and starting to hatch today! How long after hatching do i leave them in the bator be fore i move to a brooder box? I have never hatched before. Papertowels on the floor vs pine shavings? any thoughts. I have used pine shavings with chicks I have bought but they were atleast 2 or more days old? and Do I give the new babies Sugar water? If so is Pedialyte just as good?
     
  2. brijay2

    brijay2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    HI,

    If I have room, I leave them in the incubator until they fluff up. It gives them time to rest and gain some more stability on their legs.[​IMG]
     
  3. psycoforsilkies

    psycoforsilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok There are only 6 eggs in thier so is plenty of room. Ididn't know if it was like 24 hours? or more


    Thanks
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  4. ncfarm2012

    ncfarm2012 Out Of The Brooder

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    We usually take them out after they get out of the egg and put them under a heat lamp. This is just so of they try to get up before we check on them they dont burn thereselves on the heat wire
     
  5. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I remove my dittles from the bator when they are dried,fluffy and active.
     
  6. Wnunezcruz

    Wnunezcruz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Keep them in there at least 8-12 hours.
     
  7. psycoforsilkies

    psycoforsilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay so 3 are partially hatched now and one is just running amuck in thier, and I am worried about one cause it is mostly hatched face uncovered and such and either it is really still or it is not breathing?? what do i do just wait? check on it? take it out?

    Catherine
     
  8. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    Leave it be for now. I leave all mine in the incubator til they are all hatched and fluffy. They can stay once hatched for up to 48 hours before they need food and water. Don't open the lid of your incubator as it will play havock with the others that are still trying to hatch and they may get shrink wrapped.
     
  9. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    I use paper towel in the brooder. I find it less messy than pine shavings.
     
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  10. psycoforsilkies

    psycoforsilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm Gonna try my hand at posting a pic of my new baby, she is resting here, but up and running around now

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