New hatchlings

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by quenston, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. quenston

    quenston Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2009
    Wyandotte Ok
    I am new to hatching and I now have 10 out of 35 eggs hatched, looking in the bator it looks rather crowded with the remaining eggs and shells and chicks, will it hurt to take the chicks from the incubator with other eggs in the process of hatching??? Thanks in advance for any help!!!
     
  2. rebelcowboysnb

    rebelcowboysnb Confederate Money Farm

    I would not open it till there all hatched or 3 days after the first one hatched.
     
  3. Chipper

    Chipper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It would be best to wait until the rest of the chicks have hatched.Your chicks should be fine.You do not want to lose heat and humidity at this point.Congratulations on your new babies and try to hang in there for now. [​IMG]
     
  4. GraceAK

    GraceAK Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make sure the vents are open so they can breath! Other than that, crowding shouldn't be a problem.
     
  5. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Kingman Arizona
    Being crowded together (within reason) is comforting to them. It's like being brooded together under mama hen. They'll be fine. Now if it got to the point where they could not move around and were trampling each other, you'd probably want to take them out.
     

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