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how long should i leave chicks?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by prancyhorse, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. prancyhorse

    prancyhorse In the Brooder

    Sep 21, 2009
    mocksville n.c.
    how long should i leave chicks in bator they are hatching but 1 hatched yesterday afternoon and more last nite. looks like 1 piping now? thanks

  2. mulia24

    mulia24 Songster

    just hatched baby chick can survive without food and water for 24 hours.

    better to leave him inside till all hatched or 24 hours (defend which one reached first).

    but if they act like ronaldo or beckham by kicking other egg, you can (not must) take/grab them out, with very2 quick (perhaps lightning speed [​IMG] ) since it can danger other egg by releasing humidity when the bator opened.
  3. SilverStar

    SilverStar Songster

    May 4, 2009
    I usually leave mine in until thier all dryed off. (A few hours)Then straight to the brooder they go [​IMG] They can survive in the incubator withought food or water for 24hrs i believe.

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