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 Out Of The Brooder

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    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 Overrun With Chickens

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

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