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I have to work on hatch day!!! Help!?!?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by howehens, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. howehens

    howehens Out Of The Brooder

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    Should I be concerned? I work till four and am freaking out! Should I be there? Or will they be ok in the incubator till I get home if they hatch while I'm gone?
     
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    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They will be fine in the incubator until you get home once they hatch they don't need food or water for up to 72 hours after they hatch
     
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    Chicken Egg 17 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello you there
     
  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    I agree they will be fine untill you get home. For me this a plus as if I'm there I get nothing done as I'm glued to the incubator watching them!! When really I should be getting on with chores!! My chicks stay in the incubator for 24 hours after they hatch and they are fine. The only time I open is when hatch is complete or the incubator is cram packed with hatched chicks. I like to let nature take its course and not interfere with them.

    Wishing you the very best of luck, I hope you have a great hatch :fl
     
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    I am now on lock down and cant stop staring at this motionless eggs lol worrying about humidity and temperature lol I just cant wait! its driving me crazy lol I candled today and all 16 are doing good!!! thanks everyone for your advice!!
     
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    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Good luck :fl

    It's like an addiction is the staring!!
     

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