Question about new hatchlings

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by pishposh, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. pishposh

    pishposh In the Brooder

    Nov 13, 2009
    westminster, md
    Hey all-

    in your experience how long did it take your babies to dry out in the 'bator?

    these guys are 4 hrs old...looking better but still very wet. I read it can take 24hrs?

  2. Woods_Woman

    Woods_Woman Songster

    Oct 21, 2009
    Oregon Rain Forest
    I've noticed mine actually look wet when their not, and then they fluff up. Let's see what others say.
  3. TK Poultry

    TK Poultry Songster

    May 25, 2009
    Greencastle, Indiana
    i leave mine in for 24 hours but theyre pretty dry at 12 hours! i do that for both chicken and ducks LF and bantam just to be on the safe side
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 5, 2010
  4. eggybritches

    eggybritches Songster

    Sep 12, 2009
    Central Florida
    I take mine out around 12 hours. I have the brinsea mini adv and the humidity has no where to go, so I end up taking them out before they're dry, but if I don't they'd never dry out.
  5. 1lpoock

    1lpoock Spruce Creek Waterfowl

    Apr 20, 2009
    Sandusky, Ohio
    I took mine out after a few hours...they fluffed out under the brooder lamp...
  6. pishposh

    pishposh In the Brooder

    Nov 13, 2009
    westminster, md
    ours came out at 6 hours and fluffed right up under the brooder lamp. I have 2 which may hatch in the next hour. not sure if/when I will make it to bed tonight! here they are on the way to the brooder:

    We also need to get in there and clean because the first 2 made a huge mess!
    Last edited: Jan 5, 2010

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