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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by nat2009, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. nat2009

    nat2009 In the Brooder

    Apr 10, 2007
    Are you supposed to leave the incubator running right up until you take the chicks out? i am confused please help!
  2. marie_martin

    marie_martin Songster

    Feb 21, 2007
    Grenada, MS
    Yes you leave it running. From what I have read and learned here, you leave the chicks in for up to 24 hours to dry off, some leave them even longer, but most of what I read said 24 hours. You don't turn off the bator until they have all hatched or you are far enough past the hatch date that you are sure they wont hatch. Move the chicks to the brooder after you take them out of the bator.

  3. nat2009

    nat2009 In the Brooder

    Apr 10, 2007
  4. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    nat.....if you have an automatic turner in yours....at day 18, turn the turner off, and remove it from the bator. Raise the humidity to 70%, close the lid..and just watch! Good luck with your hatch!

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