Picture: Q&A When to move chick(s) to brooder

SweetMotherOfMars

Songster
12 Years
Aug 24, 2009
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The Palouse
Q: When should you move chicks from the incubator into the brooder?



A: When they start peeking out the ventilation holes!
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k2chickens

Songster
10 Years
Apr 22, 2009
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2
171
New Castle, Indiana
i believe chicks can live off the nutrients of their absorbed yolk sac for up to 2 days inside your incubator. Me, i take them out when they get about 90% fluff balled, and that normally takes about 18 hours after they hatch.
 

SweetMotherOfMars

Songster
12 Years
Aug 24, 2009
191
6
176
The Palouse
Thanks all. I couldn't help myself... had to share.
The bottom pic reminds me of the Wizard of Oz.
No one gets in to see the Wizard! Not no way, not no how!

dd I think we could do a series as a group effort (this is just my second hatch, I know you [all] have more photos than I do!)​
 

mulia24

Songster
10 Years
Aug 9, 2009
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4
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Country of Power Failure
great pics. but i think he want to get fresher air than hot air inside bator so he take a look from the vents
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i grab mine out 2 hours after hatch due to soccer training by kicking other eggs he did inside bator.
 

SweetMotherOfMars

Songster
12 Years
Aug 24, 2009
191
6
176
The Palouse
Mulia, this one got "ejected from the game" for treating her mates toes as mealworms. I didn't think it was fair as that one still had her shell on her bottom & couldn't strike back.

Don't worry though. Now that they are both in the brooder, no ones toes are safe.
 

MANNA-PRO

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