How long do i leave a chick in the incubator.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bigpapa0101, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. bigpapa0101

    bigpapa0101 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok i have this chick witch took a long time to hatch should i still leave it in there for 24hrs.Please help.
     
  2. Jotaylor

    Jotaylor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How is it acting?
     
  3. bigpapa0101

    bigpapa0101 Out Of The Brooder

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    it just lays there and moves every now and then and will look at you when you peck on the incubator but other than that it just lays there and sleeps.
     
  4. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That really depends on whether you are waiting on others to hatch then you really shouldn't open the incubater.Are the air vents open? It will need to dry up a little but if more are hatching then your humidity should remain around 60 to 65 %. They will need air circulation.
     
  5. Jotaylor

    Jotaylor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm new to hatching and haven't had the best hatch rate, but from what I've seen that sounds normal to me. after today I bet it will be getting around more. I have a new baby that is a little more that 24 hours old and it still sleeps alot but gets around good![​IMG]This is from yesterday. The little brown one had a neck problem and died last night.
     
  6. bigpapa0101

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    thanks for the help and yes the air vents are open.
     
  7. Toast n Jelly

    Toast n Jelly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry that the brown one died! [​IMG]
     
  8. Jotaylor

    Jotaylor Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I spent so much time trying to fix the problem, and I got more and more attached to it. Good luck with the rest of your hatches
     

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