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One chick out, but it's knocking all the other eggs around! HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kare21162, May 14, 2009.

  1. kare21162

    kare21162 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have one chick that hatched and 20 more to go and it's knocking all the other chicks eggs around....plus now that it's hatched the humidity jumped up to 94% from 70% when it first hatched. Is this high humidity going to effect the other chicks that haven't hatched??? Should I take the chick out and keep it warm and dry it off??? I'm going nuts not knowing what to do!!!
  2. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

    Aug 5, 2008
    Chicks running aroung the eggs seem to stimulate the others to hatch especially when there's a lot of peeping going on, at least in my experience. As for the humidity, I would leave the chick in there and see if you can't get it down. Is there a closed vent hole you can open? I never like saying this but you could try opening the door for a second to help it go down. I hope there is a vent hole!
    ETA: I hope there is someone who can chime in with better ideas!
    Last edited: May 14, 2009
  3. BluegrassSeramas

    BluegrassSeramas Serama Savvy

    Aug 25, 2008
    Central Kentucky
    You can put a piece of wood or cardboard in there as a divider if you want..I was worried too about this once and someone posted that somewhere....
  4. whippet128

    whippet128 Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 31, 2009
    ride it out dont worry. I messed up a hatch taking out the chicks. I know it is hard to do but let it ride, the chick will be good for at least 48 hours in the bator if not longer.
  5. kare21162

    kare21162 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I'll open up the vent holes. I just feel so sorry for the little guy! I'll see if that works for the humidity. I was just worried that the chick knocking the other eggs around would effect them hatching right.
  6. kare21162

    kare21162 Chillin' With My Peeps

    We now have the 2nd chick out! I'm gonna need some help telling what kind of chicks these are once they are all fluffy! I'm a turkey girl! I'm just hatching 2 dozen chicken eggs to see if I can hatch anything before I put some expensive turkey eggs in the bator! I also have 3 more pips and one I can see the beak!
  7. Schultz

    Schultz CluckN'Crow Farm

    Aug 5, 2008
    Congrats, post pics, there are a lot of people who like guessing chick breeds!
  8. walkswithdog

    walkswithdog Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 17, 2008
    DC Region
    Bumper chicks (bumper cars) actually helps a LOT. Let it happen. They don't have enough mass to hurt one another. REALLY. And they do stimulate the others and keep weaker ones trying.
  9. kare21162

    kare21162 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've moved 4 of the 9 that have hatched into the brooder. One died soon after hatching...the yolk sack wasn't all the way up inside it yet and I think the other chicks picking and stepping all over it didn't help. One of the chicks is all fluffy, exept for a few patches of feathers. The others seem to be part way dry and then still "wet looking" but it's not...it's kind of crusty. Do I need to wash them with some warm water??? Or do they ususally clean themselves??? I've never hatched out any chicks before.

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