in the incubator

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

  1. andrew9

    andrew9 New Egg

    Mar 3, 2009
    huon valley , tasmania
    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

    Feb 5, 2009
    Woodlawn, Tn
    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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