in the incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by andrew9, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. andrew9

    andrew9 New Egg

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    Hello I'm trying to find out if the first chickens to hatch in the incubator disturb the unhatched chickens when they are bouncing around and trying to stabilize themselves. I use a fifty egg incubator and at most I get thirty eggs so the new chicks have lots of room to move and they seem to bump the other eggs around a lot, will this reduce my success rate or does it not matter to the unhatched eggs to be rocked and bumped. thank you
     
  2. chickenlove2009

    chickenlove2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sometimes they do.sometimes they don't.depends on the chicks [​IMG]

    just watch them when they hatch. if they are still damp and disturbing the unhatched eggs quickly and I do mean quickly open the bator and put the chick in the brooder.
     

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