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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by mcldy, May 6, 2016.

  1. mcldy

    mcldy New Egg

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    I have literally just hatched a chick 20 mins ago panic excitemant and worry has set in..what now?
     
  2. QueenMisha

    QueenMisha Queen of the Coop

    Welcome to BYC.

    Are you using an incubator or a broody hen?

    If you are using an incubator, leave the new chick inside it until it is fully dry. It's important not to open the incubator frequently during hatch so as not to harm the other eggs; the most you should open it is once or twice in a twenty four hour period during lockdown and only when strictly necessary. It's best to wait until several have hatched and remove them in groups rather than singly.

    If you are using a broody hen, let her alone, she knows what she is doing.
     
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  3. mlm Mike

    mlm Mike Sunna and Mani

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  4. CTKen

    CTKen Monkey business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - QMisha has given you some great advice.

    Good luck with your chicken-keeping adventure!

    CT
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life Water Under the Bridge Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Queen Misha has given you very good information. So I will just say " sending good hatching vibes your way. [​IMG]
     

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