- Apr 17, 2014
We are hatching our first set of chicks. They went on locked down on Saturday (making 4/22 day 21) and had our first chick last night around midnight and have had a total of 10 chicks hatch during the day. The chicks are playing egg derby in the incubator (just a simple styrofoam one from the feed store) while we are waiting for the remainder to hatch. I have been told to leave the chicks in there for 3 days giving all the eggs a chance to hatch...but I am worried they are going to get hurt from falling over each other and the remaining eggs. Suggestions for best time to remove the chicks from the incubator?