keeping chicks in the bator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by klf73, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    I have 3 (1 primary, 2 hatchers usually)bators and 3 brooders. My dh fell behind on his projects and my eggs hatched a day early. I wanted to use my ex-lg incubator as a brooder until tomorrow. I have chicks in there with the light and turned the fan off. Anyone ever had a problem doing this? Temp is low 90's and they have food and water. Does anyone see a problem here? Dh needs to finish the second coop cuz my mutt roos (13 weeks)would attack the 8 week olds, so they can't go in the same area (can you say stewpot?) and they are tying up my biggest brooder.

  2. lilchick

    lilchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 23, 2008
    Williamsport In.
    I have used my extra bator for a brooder for up to 3 days and fed and watered them in it.. I leave it same hatching temp. and the fan on as usual..
    It can get pretty stinky tho! Makes a safe brooder box in a pinch...good luck...

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