Incubator temperature after hatch

WoodlandAcre

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Oct 29, 2018
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How long can the chicks stay in the incubator after hatching? Is there enough oxygen? And should I keep the temperature the same after hatch? I'm worried that after a successful hatch, and me being at work they'll suffocate.
 

Helloworld

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About 24 hrs, all vents open and temp 90-95. I say 90-95 because it is better to be a little cooler than too hot.

Their egg sack, although in their belly, is absorbing and they can be without food or water the first 24.

I would give them some type of cusioning like a small wash cloth away from heat.

Remember to drain all of the water out so the babies dry.

Also, if you want to help your heart, you can run a piece of aquarium tubing through the vent hole using a pump —but if vents open, they will be fine airwise depending on how many in there. You need to tape the air movement towards heater not babies.


I don’t know how many, what type of incubator so hopefully this helps. Congrats mama! Here is to hatches on your day off!
 

Skipper81

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They wont all hatch at once so i wouldnt drop the temp
I would set up a brooder with a heat lamp and transfer them after they dry out in incubator and i usually put water in brooder in case they want to drink
 

BlueBaby

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I'm sure that if they hatch while you are at work, they will be ok until you get back home. I've had chicks hatch out while I was sleeping, and I was surprised when I woke up and went in there to hear peeps coming from inside of the incubator. When I peeked in the top, I seen chicks that were almost all the way dry, and had already finished removing the whole shells.
 

Helloworld

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I do it too! Exitement gets to me! Squirrel!

But...
Like blue baby said, first you get pampers and then you buy loves and you learn to realize they bigger kids then you thought. I personally leave mine in until they are dry and wanting out. Have fun!

Ps. You would love a cheap camera that runs live off of your phone from anywhere. Never miss it. I use ehawk brand.
 

WoodlandAcre

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Oct 29, 2018
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this morning..They're so healthy
 

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