How Long is it safe to leave chicks in Incubator

Discussion in 'Quail' started by bietsch624, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. bietsch624

    bietsch624 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long is it safe to leave my bob chicks in the incubator before moving them to the brooder. I fear my last batch suffered because I was taking them out when they were dry because I was afraid they needed to eat and drink...please help.
     
  2. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    As soon as they dry off.They still feed off from yolk for 3 days after hatching,so feed is not an issue.I would believe that the yolk would also provide enough moister so immediate water shouldn't be an issue either,but take them out as soon as they dry and have feed and water available so if they decide they do need them,it is there.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  3. _Randall_

    _Randall_ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:[​IMG] I took some out of the bator yesterday that had been in there about 24 hours. Same exact thing today........round 2. All fluffed out, runnin' and jumpin' like jack rabbits. They hit the brooder floor and started eatin' immediately.
     
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  4. bietsch624

    bietsch624 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks both of you for response. Will do! They are so stinkin' cute!
     

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