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Need help baby chicks hatching now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! my fisrt time

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by shay20, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    I have a baby chick hatching in an incubater now, i so far do i take it out now or how long do i wait its fully running around still a little wet what do i do
    i have a thanksgiving chick [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  2. chikkinlittlesc

    chikkinlittlesc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would leave it in the incubator until it is completely dry. Also, the more you open the incubator, the more your temps and humidity change. This could affect the outcome of the rest of your hatch. It will not hurt to leave the chicks in there until all have hatched. They absorb the yolk and that will keep them sustained for a while. If you must take the chick out, do it quickly so your temps and humidity are not deeply affected. Good Luck with the rest of your hatch.
    Happy Thanksgiving! [​IMG]
     
  3. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    I think this is the one we put in a week before to test it fisrt. Thank you so much AND HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you too. what a thanksgiving morning. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  4. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Quote:I wait until about three days after the first one hatches to take out all the chicks. By then I am fairly certain that no more will hatch.
     
  5. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    Here it is my first hatched chick ever. Ok its not the one i put a week eirler than the others. Oh my god how cute. he crying so much. hoping all over the place. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
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    Last edited: Nov 27, 2008
  6. Buster

    Buster Back to Work

    Quote:Cool! I personally don't think they are crying- I think they are cheeping their encouragement to the unhatched chicks. Listen close and sometimes you can hear the ones who are about to pip cheep back at him. [​IMG]
     
  7. chilling in muscadine

    chilling in muscadine { I love being disfunctual }

    Jun 8, 2008
    muscadine, al.
    I agree with Chikkinlittlesc. Leave the chick in there. It will be fine for awhile. The chick has absorbed the yolk sac so this is all the nutrients it will need for a good bit. I try to leave mine for about 12 to 24 hours after hatching. I know thats hard to do but it will be good for your chick and your eggs yet to hatch in the long run. When removing the chick do it quickly as to not loose much humidity in your bator. Good luck and we want to see pics after your chicks fluff out!![​IMG]
     
  8. chikkinlittlesc

    chikkinlittlesc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What a sweetie! He/She should be fine to take out when completely dry. How soon are the others due to hatch? If this one will be alone in the brooder, I would put some type of stuffed animal with it to make it feel secure until the others arrive.
     
  9. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    Quote:So it is the only one hatched. Does that work should i.? [​IMG]
     
  10. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    Thanks you guys, it is hard i feel bad becouse it looks so uncomfortable , it keeps falling in the other holes that dont have eggs, it fell in head first just a minute ago, i so whanted to take it out, but it moved, im so excited. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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