How long does it take for chicks to dry off?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by playswithfowl, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. playswithfowl

    playswithfowl One Earth!

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    I was wondering how long it takes them to dry off after they hatch?
    Thanks, AJ
    (p.s. I have three hatched out and about four others already pipped!!!!)

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  2. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

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    24 hours

    YAY! on the hatch
     
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It can take several hours to get dry. Leave them in for a good while to get completely dry and warm and to be up running around before moving them to a brooder.
     
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Your chicks can live up to 3 days in your bator before they need food and water...its good to keep the bator closed so the rest will hatch out.....it takes 24 hours or so for them to fluff and get some energy to them...they have been in a egg shell for 21 days and its hard pipping out plus they need the rest and warmth of the bator right now...they also help by peeping to the others to break free from their shells...
     
  5. Picco

    Picco Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I try to leave my chicks in until they are dry and fluffy. If they get too rambunctious and start knocking the other eggs around I take them out and move them into the brooder. Just make sure the brooder is warm and draft free.
     
  6. pax12

    pax12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    5 to 6 hours for mine
     
  7. ktjay34

    ktjay34 New Egg

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    I was wondering too. My first and only chick so far hatched at 11:00 last night he looks good and was moving around but I am assumeing he went to sleep when the house went dark. Its 6:00 a.m. and he still looks wet...
     

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