moving after hatcing or after piping

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by nizar, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. nizar

    nizar Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 10, 2011
    which is the better , is it to move eggs to the hatcher ( brooder) when eggs are pipe or after eggs hatch.

    and HOW about putting a towel under the eggs in the incubator , is it good idea or bad.
  2. MuscovyMad

    MuscovyMad Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 2, 2010
    I alway wait until all the eggs have hatched before i move them to a new environment.

    Not sure about the towel. I'm thinking it would lower humidity. Is it to stop the eggs from rolling around when they are hatching? If so, i found that toilet rolls cut into thin rings worked really well for holding eggs in place and preventing them from getting kicked about. [​IMG]
  3. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2010
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Quote:A hatcher and a brooder are two different things. A brooder is where you're going to raise the chicks after they've hatched, and most people prefer to leave them until they've dried off and fluffed up before doing this. A hatcher is just an incubator that you only use for the hatching eggs in their last few days of incubation, and not for the whole incubating process. You'd normally transfer your eggs from the incubator to the hatcher three days before they were due to hatch, and ideally before any of them had pipped.

    Hope this helps a bit!

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