New chick, just hatched. When do they leave the incubator??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LittleGals3, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. LittleGals3

    LittleGals3 In the Brooder

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    Hello all,

    I thought I was ready but forgot a vital piece of info....how soon after a chick hatches do you move it to the brooder?? I know they can survive on the yolk for a while but what about water?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Angie
     
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Songster

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    I just let them fluff up a bit and be strong enough to stand up and walk around on their own then I move them.
     
  3. LittleGals3

    LittleGals3 In the Brooder

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    Thanks! That is what I was needing to know... I'm waiting on two more to hatch [​IMG] Our first hatch!!
     

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