Incubator Evacuation

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lzufelt, Feb 15, 2015.

  1. lzufelt

    lzufelt Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi All,

    I have had 8 successful chickies hatch and about 10 more to go.

    The baby chicks are getting quite active, Rollin the eggs, climbing over themand so on, can I start to move the babies into the brooder so they have more room? It has been 27 hours since my first baby hatched and they are still coming. I'm just worried they will start to trample one another :(

    I would greatly appreciate any help and guidance!
     
  2. BenHogan

    BenHogan Out Of The Brooder

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    Congratulations on the hatch! [​IMG]

    I would let them hang out in the bator a while yet. All that excitement can pump up the remaining chicks and keep them motivated to break out. And opening the bator can cause a critical drop in humidity that could spell disaster for any partially hatched.
     
  3. lazy gardener

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  4. Jedwards

    Jedwards Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats! [​IMG] I normally leave the chicks in between 24-36 hours because it's best to avoid opening the incubator as much as possible during hatching time. Good luck!
     

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