Howlong do you keep a chick in the incubator after it hatches?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Toro, May 25, 2012.

  1. Toro

    Toro Songster

    May 18, 2012
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    There are no other eggs in there sooooo....??[​IMG]
     
  2. WinklerFarms

    WinklerFarms Songster

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    Until it is dry and fluffed out
     
  3. mamas farm

    mamas farm Chirping

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    [​IMG]I was told to leave them in no longer than two days because they would peck the Styrofoam box., I am not sure about that. or until dry like winklerfarms said, I try to wait until two chicks are dry so they are not alone .I preheat there new place using the thermometer from the incubator and try to get the heat the same temperature as the incubator then two by two they go in.
     
  4. sumi

    sumi Égalité

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    I must confess I take them out immediately. Then I put them in the brooder under the lamp so they can dry off and fluff out. Didn't cause any problems with my hatches.
     
  5. mgroza

    mgroza In the Brooder

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    You can take them out right away, but if you let them dry, they have less chance to get a chill. i try to leave them in overnight.
     

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