New Chick!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chelz1234, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. Chelz1234

    Chelz1234 Hatching

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    Hey, so I have had chickens for a while. I have 3 Rhode Island Reds (they are hens) and 1 Silkie (he is a Rooster).
    We had two eggs in the incubator and they are a mix of the two breeds. One egg Hatched this morning. The other has not hatched yet. I have kept the chick in the incubator. It has not yet dried. Any suggestions on what I should do.


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  2. crash0330

    crash0330 Songster

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    Leave it there and don't disturb the hatching process of the unhatched baby. Chicks can last a while without food or water, when hatcheries ship them, they usually go 2 days without eating or drinking. So just give your other chick more time so he/she hatches. Opening the incubator now, might drop the humidity in there and make it hard if not impossible for the other chick to hatch.
     
  3. Chelz1234

    Chelz1234 Hatching

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    Thank you! The Chick has fluffed up and he was moved to a small area with a heat lamp. The other egg has not hatched yet.
     

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