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How long in the incubator??? Please help.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MagsC, May 15, 2009.

  1. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    I have done this before but each time is probably a little different??
    In this case, I have two Light Brahma babies hatched out. They both hatched out in the am, one very early this morning and the other before noon.
    I have taken the flashlight and cannot see any more pips. How much longer would you leave them in there? I am worried about opening the incubator in case of messing up more to hatch and I am also worried about losing these babies if I leave them in too long.
    Last edited: May 15, 2009

  2. mediazeal

    mediazeal Songster

    Feb 26, 2009
    The ones hatched out will be ok for 24 hours. They are warm and cozy in the incubator. Depending on what kind of incubator you have and how many other eggs you have........ Best advice is don't open the incubator so your temp and humidity do not drop endangering the rest of the hatch.
    hope that helps
  3. CloggingChicken

    CloggingChicken In the Brooder

    Mar 22, 2009
    Hendersonville, NC
    You can always take them out after they dry a few hours, such as yours and lightly mist or add a small amount of hot water to the channels to raise the small drop of humidity. We do this on a routine basis without problems. The small drop from opening and removing the two won't hurt the others, we have had them hatch across two days and not had problems with removing the dried babies.

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