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

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SweetMotherOfMars, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. SweetMotherOfMars

    SweetMotherOfMars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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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  2. Chook-A-Holic

    Chook-A-Holic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    lemmie out!!! lemmie out!!! LOL [​IMG]
     
  3. chickenlittle32

    chickenlittle32 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh that is too darn cute!!!
     
  4. pamperedpoultry

    pamperedpoultry CHICKENFIED

    ha ha Its like he's sayin Umm Excuse me!! Do you plan to let us out anytime soon!! [​IMG]
     
  5. k2chickens

    k2chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 22, 2009
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    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.
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Love the photo. You should do a series of these "illustrated instructuals," truly worth 1,000 words.
     
  7. SweetMotherOfMars

    SweetMotherOfMars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!)​
     
  8. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    Awe... that is way cute!! [​IMG]

    Missi
     
  9. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    great pics. but i think he want to get fresher air than hot air inside bator so he take a look from the vents [​IMG]

    i grab mine out 2 hours after hatch due to soccer training by kicking other eggs he did inside bator.
     
  10. SweetMotherOfMars

    SweetMotherOfMars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     

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