My eggs are hatching and ive got a question and 5 babies in the bator.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 77bronco, Jun 3, 2011.

  1. 77bronco

    77bronco Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok I've got 5 chicks walking around in the bator and they are fluffed and dry but I've also got 2 or 3 more eggs with pipps. Would it be ok to take the chicks out or would I be dooming the unhatched. I'm using the BRINSEA Eco 20 and this is my first time, set 12 locked down with 10 and everything is looking good
     
  2. txhomegrown

    txhomegrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what I have read, you can leave them in the incubator for a day or more while waiting on the others to hatch. Right now, I have 2 walking around and 4 more that are trying to get out. That only leaves one left to pip, and I don't think it will hatch. It was a bit iffy when I candled it before lock down. But I left it in there any way. Good luck to you and I hope they all make it.
     
  3. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    The chicks can be in the incubator for up to 3 days with-out food or water.

    They will get nutrients from the absorbed yolk. Wait on the pipped eggs to hatch

    before opening the incubator, or you could accidently shrink wrap them due to

    the drop in humidity. [​IMG] Good luck!
     
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2011
  4. chickengrl

    chickengrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Exactly, don't remove them yet. [​IMG]
     
  5. RachaelS

    RachaelS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ditto
     
  6. 77bronco

    77bronco Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks everyone. I thought it best to leave them but wanted to ask to make sure. Tomorrow was suppose to be hatch day but I guess these five couldn't wait and of coarse I had to work today so I missed the show but I did.get to see the first one POP out of its shell as I was getting ready to leave and it was the coolest. I'd like to say a big THANK-YOU to everyone on byc for all the great and helpful info they share on this great site and a thank you to BRINSEA for the great and easy to use incubators. Now what can I hatch now LOL.
     

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