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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chittyn, Sep 10, 2011.

  1. chittyn

    chittyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nearly into lockdown humidity should be over 65% right? When should they hatch by ? how big should the brooder be for 6 chicks and how many weeks should i leave them in the brooder for ?
     
  2. chittyn

    chittyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sorry 65% humidity
     
  3. cornfed80

    cornfed80 Out Of The Brooder

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    sounds good on the humidity and as far as the brooder goes they dont require much room i have an two foot by one foot and it works good for 1 1/2 dozen as soon as they are completely feathered no sooner than two weeks they go outside
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes, 65% is good. Once they start hatching, it will go up. If you see fogging on the window, it's too high.
     
  5. chittyn

    chittyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks i am really ecited/nervous about the hatch when should they begin to hatch?
     
  6. Bantam Username

    Bantam Username Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a pip today, 2 days early, but thats often the case with bantams. Anywhere between day 19 and day 22 really, depends a lot on incubating conditions, what type of eggs they are etc. There isn't really a set time for hatching.
    Once you get your first pip, you could be waiting from 1 hour to 24 hours for the egg to hatch.
     
  7. chittyn

    chittyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    gt 5 rhodies
     

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