New Chicks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by behindthecross, Oct 6, 2011.

  1. behindthecross

    behindthecross New Egg

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    Ok, Three chicks have just hatched and there a little cramped in the incubator and walking around on the other eggs. They are dry and fluffy, should I put them in the brooder or keep them in there till the others hatch?
     
  2. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

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    As long as they are completely dry they will be fine [​IMG]
     
  3. behindthecross

    behindthecross New Egg

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    Fine to take out or leave in?
     
  4. Impress

    Impress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are fine to take out, but opening your incubator you always run the risk of shrink wrapping your other chicks. It is a gamble. I have found having chicks running around on the other eggs seems to encourage those eggs to get to hatching! They are fine for 3 days in there once hatched, they absorb their yolk and can go without food or water for 3 days.
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I take my chicks out with their shells as soon as they hatch. I grab quick. The hatcher comes right back up to the correct temp and humidity.
     

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