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How long can chicks stay in bator before needing to be fed

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by countryboy1, Nov 15, 2009.

  1. countryboy1

    countryboy1 In the Brooder

    Sep 26, 2009
    Waterloo Illinois
    This is the first time I ever have incubated and was wondering how long the chicks can be in the batoor before they need water and food. Because most likely I will be at school when they hatch. And how long do they have to stay in the incubator before going into brooder.

    Thanks Tyler

  2. mstricer

    mstricer Crowing

    Feb 12, 2009
    They can survive 72 hrs on their yolk bit of yolk. Thats what makes shipping of day olds possible.

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