Incubating/raising chicks tips

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickencheese15, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. chickencheese15

    chickencheese15 New Egg

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    Hello I'm only 12 and have bought my first incubator I put 13 hybrid eggs in and two were infertile. due to hatch tomorrow but Ican already see a crack [​IMG]

    This is my first hatch and would like some advice. Thanks
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    congratulations! I'm sure this is exciting for you. The important thing is to leave them alone until you are sure that all that are going to hatch, have hatched. (Don't open the incubator!) When they are all dry, you can move them to your brooder box. You'll need to keep them at 90 - 95 degrees under the light for the first week. Be sure they have enough room in their box to get away from the heat. If you have any cats or dogs, or even younger brothers or sisters, it will be important to protect the chicks from them!
     
  3. chickencheese15

    chickencheese15 New Egg

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    Thanks for the help. I wasn't sure when to take them out of the incubator. I'll post photos when they hatch
     
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    chickencheese15 New Egg

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    Is it normal for one to chirp loudly
     

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