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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Berynn, Feb 1, 2008.

  1. Berynn

    Berynn Cooped Up

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    Its fun!...Have more patience....they take their time....taking your first chicks out too soon compromises the rest from hatching...

    Last edited by Tuffoldhen (Today 9:02 am)

    That's good to know, but how?
     
  2. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You don't want to let out heat and humidity. I do it really quick though [​IMG]

    If your asking about out of the shell, they can not be totally ready, and bleed out the umbillical cord. All the blood in the membrane around them needs to dry up and that doesnt' happen until they are completely ready to hatch.
     
  3. Berynn

    Berynn Cooped Up

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    I have more eggs coming in on wednesday, at this time I have no plans on intervention. I thought that you meant that the chick that already hatched needed to stay in the bater to get the others to hatch. She has a one inch piece on the membrane stuck to her and is dragging around the shell. My oldest daughter just looked at the new chick and said eeww it looks like a rat.
     
  4. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would let the chick stay in until it is fuzzy and dry. You don't want it to chill [​IMG] When their dry it is warmer for them under the light.
     
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Do just what Pinenot is telling ...the chick is fine while the others are pipping....
     

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