In the Brooder
- May 20, 2011
We had our first chick hatch about 8 hrs ago. I know they can can go 48 hrs without food or drink, but she/he wants out so bad and is straining against the side of the incubator, kicking, pecking and jumping against it. I am concerned for it's safety(yes I know, I am probably being paranoid). I know it is lonely too, for everytime it sees us in the viewing window, it jumps up and scampers to the glass to meet us. I am still hopeful that the other egg will hatch, although it has not yet pipped. Humidity is up at 81%. Is it safe to take the chick out of the bator, or should I leave it for longer. I am also concerned that if I wait until the chick NEEDS to come out and the egg has just pipped, I may be putting it in danger of getting shrink wrapped.