Incubator to brooder

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Little Buffs, Mar 2, 2017.

  1. Little Buffs

    Little Buffs Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone, this is mine and my partners first time at hatching chicks. We have a incubator which has the light bulb and I'm worried my chicks are going to burn their heads. So far we only have two chicks that have hatched last night and a couple more eggs which have pipped. I'm not sure when to move my chicks as I don't want them to get burnt, their buff Orpington's so are very tall which is my main worry. Thank you in advance [​IMG]
     
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    I take chicks out as they dry...but not everybody does. The humidity can drop. If you're careful and fast, it should be ok though.
     
  3. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    You will get many opinions.....I take my babies out as soon as they are dry enough and pop into the Brooder.....Be quick as you open the incubator and all is fine.....


    Congrats on the Chicks

    Cheers!
     
  4. Little Buffs

    Little Buffs Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you we have taken them both out to give the others more of a chance. One of our chicks has sadly got splay legs but should be ok when we fix it. Thank you for your congratulations we are hoping a couple more will hatch now the humidity is back up and the others are out of the way.
     
  5. TheKindaFarmGal

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    Wonderful! Sorry to hear about the splay leg, but it sounds like you already know what to do?
     
  6. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    That's great....Best wishes......


    Cheers!.....:)
     
  7. suliah

    suliah Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I take mine out as soon as they are hatched... I find that they take forever to dry in the incubator with the humidity up and they knock all the other eggs around while they're flopping about. I've never lost one from doing this, and I have a much higher hatch rate by taking them out than when I have left them in the incubator.
     
  8. Little Buffs

    Little Buffs Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you everyone, I believe we should have taken them out a bit sooner as the eggs that are still in there are not making any progress. Fingers crossed
     
  9. chickens really

    chickens really Chicken Obsessed

    Are your air cells in the right position to pip and zip?.....The other Chicks possibly knocked them over......

    Cheers!
     
  10. Little Buffs

    Little Buffs Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes I think they were they have both hatched and are chirping away.. we just have one more that is a possibility. But ATM we have 4 out of 6 [​IMG]
     

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