How soon should i remove a chick from the nest box after it hatches.

bigdog1163

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I noticed my chickens eggs started hatching tonight. The momma it's still sitting on a pile of eggs and once chick. That hatched tonight. Their is a rooster send another hen in the cooper but they are separated atop the other birds can't get to the eggs offer baby. When should I take the chick out and put it in a box under a heat lamp?
 

hysop

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Are you hatching with a broody or incubator?

if you’re hatching with a broody then you don’t need any supplemental heat. The momma hen will take care of that.

If hatching from an incubator I would leave it there for a few hours til it’s fluffy and not wet. Check for external pips and only remove it when you see none.
 

bigdog1163

Chirping
8 Years
May 5, 2012
20
1
79
Are you hatching with a broody or incubator?

if you’re hatching with a broody then you don’t need any supplemental heat. The momma hen will take care of that.

If hatching from an incubator I would leave it there for a few hours til it’s fluffy and not wet. Check for external pips and only remove it when you see none.
They were with the mom but I want too remove them so the rooster and other chicken don't pick on them.
 

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