In the Brooder
- Mar 11, 2008
After much research I have decided to hatch my own chicks. They were placed in the incubator last Wednesday March 5th at 3:30 PM. I have been turning them 3 times a day and have kept the temperature and humidity at the standards. This forum has been wonderful in obtaining additional information and I must say that I am addicted. But after reading some of the posts I am now worried....what do I do once the pipping begins?? Do I let nature take it's course? When do I step in? I see some posts where the chicks are being helped out of their shells, or wrapped in wet towels and put back in the incubator????? Others talk about the air sac.....How do I know when to take over?