It's day 17, and I have a chick hatching!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by RoyalLegend, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. RoyalLegend

    RoyalLegend Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know what I'm supposed to do with it! It's almost got the top off, and I haven't taken the turner out of the incubator yet!
    They aren't due until the 18th!
    I was going to take out the turner in the morning, and increase the humidity then. Now what???

    I better wait till he finishes, and then get out the turner.... yes?
    I don't want to dry him out....

    I haven't had this happen before!
     
  2. gabrielle1976

    gabrielle1976 Overrun With Chickens

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    Wait till he is done and dry a little then take a flashlight and bator still closed check carefully for pips , then take him and the turner out. I had a little one a few hatches ago that hatched like 2 days or so befor anyone else, he was a big fat EE with huge feet lol we snuggled for a few days till he had friends to be with.
     
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  3. If I have eggs in the incubator due on different dates I take the middle trays out and place the eggs going on lock down in the middle and the other eggs can still turn.
     
  4. myfinefeatheredfriends

    myfinefeatheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a duckling start pipping in the egg turner before being put on lockdown. The racks move so slow that there should be time for it to move out of the way before being squashed by the racks. Or you could just unplug the turner because chances are if one hatched already the others will shortly follow.
     
  5. myfinefeatheredfriends

    myfinefeatheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on the baby btw!
     
  6. myfinefeatheredfriends

    myfinefeatheredfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh and keep updated on the hatch :) Maybe add pics?
     
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