How long for chickie to dry?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Hooterville, Aug 15, 2008.

  1. Hooterville

    Hooterville Songster

    I had an unexpected chickie hatch out last night, (yeah!)--wasn't really due until Saturday--anyway, how long does it usually take for them to fluff up and be dry?

    Should I be worried that she's still damp this morning? Temp is at 99 and humidity is at 63%.

    And another is zipping this AM! and this one is marked Frizzle! [​IMG]

    These are eggs shipped from BYCers Dipsy and Pidgey.
  2. It's probably the high humidity. I would take the chick out and put it in your brooder...but that's just me. I always take mine out when they are about 1/2 dry and put them in the warm, dry brooder. They finish drying in just a short while.
  3. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    I take mine out also when they are about half dry, sometimes even before 1/2, they dry so much quicker and better under a heat lamp in the brooder.

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