How long can I leave a chick in the incubator??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cat1994, Feb 25, 2015.

  1. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2010
    Southeast MO
    We have babies! Three have hatched so fare and lots of eggs have lil peep holes and I even saw some rocking...
    My question is
    How long can I leave these guys in there? I don't want to take them out and risk shrink wraping the eggs still in the process of hatching?!
    Thanks
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  2. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on the new babies. Don't open the incubator or you will release the humidity the eggs need and you will risk your unhatched chicks. The hatched chicks are fine and can live for 3 days from yoke they absorbed.
     
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  3. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2010
    Southeast MO
    Great! Thanks! That's what I was hoping to hear, I'm seeing a lot of movement and some big cracks forming now. Not planning on opening it anytime soon!
     
  4. AlwaysForever

    AlwaysForever Out Of The Brooder

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    How fun!
     
  5. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2010
    Southeast MO
    Omg another just hatched!! Is it ok for them to bump the other eggs around?? Or will that mess their hatching up?
     
  6. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some think it helps them to hatch sooner. lol Good Luck with the rest of your hatch.
     
  7. cat1994

    cat1994 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 12, 2010
    Southeast MO
    Thanks! I'm just freaking out here lol watching and worrying, you know!? Im not gonna get any sleep tonight!

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    Last edited: Feb 25, 2015
  8. Mattsculpt

    Mattsculpt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know how you feel. I'm watching mine hatch right now. Its so exciting when they start hatching. Congratulations on your hatch.[​IMG]
     

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