how many days can live a chick inside incubator, without food and water?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by new breeder, Dec 9, 2013.

  1. new breeder

    new breeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how many days can live a chick inside incubator, without food and water?
     
  2. foreverlearning

    foreverlearning Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Up to 3 because of the yolk they consumed but I try to get them to feed and water at least by the next morning. When they are dry you can put them in a brooder with food and water.
     
  3. Aphrael

    Aphrael Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah, they CAN go for up to 3 days with the yolk sustaining them. But so far mine have all been eating and drinking heartily by no later than the end of the second day. I have seen where people do leave them in there for 2-3 days. But for myself, I prefer to leave them no more than 24 hours before they go to the brooder and have food and water available to begin sampling.
     
  4. new breeder

    new breeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have put 4 chicks in the btooder i put all of them in the water (i just peck the water) and the food, they eat a little but not water :/ maybe tommorow?
     
  5. Cknldy

    Cknldy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't worry until day 3. They may not need it yet because of the yolk.
     
  6. Aphrael

    Aphrael Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you don't see any of them sampling the water by morning you can show them where it is again by gently dipping just the tip of their beak into the water. As soon as you see one of them drink you should be set. Chicks love to copycat. As soon as they see one doing something the rest should follow suit very soon after.
     
  7. new breeder

    new breeder Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ohhhh [​IMG] thats good,, i am very nervus
     
  8. Aphrael

    Aphrael Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know how you feel. [​IMG] When did they hatch?
     
  9. new breeder

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    1 day + some hours
    the first 28:30 hours
     

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