How soon after a chicken hatches should it go in the brooder?

chickenphile

Songster
11 Years
Jun 8, 2008
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Feura Bush, NY
Was wondering how soon should I remove a chick from the hatcher to the brooder after they have hatched? Granted I am sure they are not all going to hatch at the same time. My incubator is small and does not have much room for the chicks to walk around.
I am due for some chicks to hatch on the 23rd (hopefully) and want to be prepared.

thanks
Chris
 

chickenphile

Songster
11 Years
Jun 8, 2008
137
1
119
Feura Bush, NY
What about the rule no opening the hatcher? Will it hurt the other eggs that have not hatched if I remove the hatched chicks and put them in the brooder?

thanks
Chris
 

Chicken Fruit

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10 Years
Feb 25, 2009
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Echo Homestead
They can spend up to 72 hours in the bator (3 days) I was told, if you want to wait for the rest to hatch out before you open it up and change your temps and humidity by it.

Chicks dont need food for the first three days of life. Thats how its possible to ship chicks.
 
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