Incubator and Just Hatched HELP!!!

thereverend

In the Brooder
9 Years
May 15, 2010
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1
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I have just hatched 3 of 18 eggs in my incubator yesterday.

My question is this. I am moving them to the brooder today

but while the 3 musketeers were in there they knocked all the eggs around that have not hatched yet.
is this ok? will the others now still hatch or could they have harmed the unborn chicks by knocking them
all around. HELP please let me know what to do?
 

harris farm

Chirping
9 Years
Aug 8, 2010
176
0
99
Louisiana
The way i look at it is in real life, the hen is always moving around and the eggs / new chicks are in the mix. So in my eyes i dont think its a problem. Hope this helps.
 

Katy

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Jun 29, 2007
16,317
93
331
Kansas~50+ yrs of chickens
Quote:
Under a broody they don't get rolled all over like they do on the floor of an incubator. They are nestled down in the nest. That is why I started hatching in cartons a couple of years ago....I was tired of the early hatchers playing kick ball with the still hatching eggs.
 

flgardengirl

Crowing
12 Years
Dec 2, 2009
4,642
552
392
Sunny side up :)
The last broody I had with chicks was really rough on her eggs. She would scratch all the litter out of the center of the nest box and then she had her eggs right on the wood. Then she would turn them with her beak over end to end and them scratch them around. I thought, "Oh geez, she's gonna kill them all". She did good though, most of them hatched. Now I don't worry about how rough I turn them.
 

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