How long should i wait for the brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BaileyBoy, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. BaileyBoy

    BaileyBoy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 8, 2014
    How long should I wait to place the chick in the brooder. Im assuming until its fully dry.
  2. shmccarthy

    shmccarthy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2013
    It depends if you have other chicks hatching. If there are other chicks that are going to hatch, leave the chick in the incubator. If you open the lid, it can reduce the humidity and cause the others not to hatch. I learned that one the hard way and lost a chick that way. If that's the only chick that is and will be hatching, you can wait until the chick is fully dry before putting it in the brooder. There's no rush to put them in there. They absorb the yolk for up to 72 hours and will be fine if you let them dry off in the incubator.

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