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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by crankster76, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. crankster76

    crankster76 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I put the eggs on lockdown night before last. last night the first was hatched. thismorning another hatched. now another is zipping. this seems to be a long drawed out ordeal this time around.I do not want to open the bator but .. will the oldest be ok without food or water?Its already been 24 hrs for him.
     
  2. Backwoods Bntms

    Backwoods Bntms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chicks absorb the yolk sac right before they hatch and can go three days with out food and water. They will be fine wait untill they are done. I know it's tuff but thats what the hen does.

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  3. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just take him out and put him into your brooder if you're worried. It won't hurt him. But yea they can live for 3 days without food. Im not sure about water though.
     
  4. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been hatching for years and I always remove the chicks from the incubator when they become dry, fluffed and active.
     
  5. DangerChickenHouse

    DangerChickenHouse Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What day did you go on lockdown? Day 19?
     

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