How long should I wait to move a new born to the brooder?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by McGoo, Apr 11, 2008.

  1. McGoo

    McGoo Songster

    I've only got one so far and it's all dry and fluffy. It hatched out at about 10 am this morning. Should I wait until 10pm or so?

    I've got a little stuffed animal that I'm gonna put in there if there aren't anymore hatchlings to join it. Keep hoping for more. [​IMG]

    I heard this little one chirping last night and it hatched out about 12 hours later. Today I heard another one chirping, so I hope that it'll hatch out later tonight. [​IMG]

    Any insight? suggestions?

    Nervous mother hen. [​IMG] [​IMG]
  2. I usually wait about 24 hours, actually. Then they are dry & fluffy.
  3. Alycia

    Alycia Songster

    Mar 16, 2008
    Yeah, I always leave them in the incubator until they are dry, then put them in.

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