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How long to leave chicks in bator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by JScatt69, Mar 31, 2011.

  1. JScatt69

    JScatt69 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 2, 2010
    Hello and Good Morning!
    I've had two chicks hatch early(day 20)and was wondering if leaving them in the bator for around 30 hours or so would be ok?
    I have 5 eggs that have pipped and am trying to avoid opening the bator. Thanks

    Last edited: Mar 31, 2011
  2. pawtraitart

    pawtraitart Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 30, 2007
    Leave them in there. They will be fine. It actually does them good to rest in there for a day or so. Chicks that have had extra time in my hatcher are always stronger than the ones I take out earlier, so I'm happy to leave chicks in there until the hatch is done or at least until I don't see any pips in the eggs that are left. Plus, their peeping encourages the unhatched chicks.
  3. bakerjw

    bakerjw Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2010
    Johnson City, Tn
    I'd say that it depends on the number of chicks. I can home yesterday to 9 of them packed in so tight that they could barely move. Off to the brooder they went.
  4. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
    Yes, 3o hours is OK. Chicks can live off of their ubsorbed yolk for 3

    days, which is how they survive when chicks are shipped.

  5. gina99mark

    gina99mark Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 2, 2008
    I'm so glad someone asked the question I just had one hatched and can see others pipping woohoo [​IMG][​IMG] thanks all the wonderful posters [​IMG]

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