Removing chicks from incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lincolnsilkies, Oct 7, 2011.

  1. lincolnsilkies

    lincolnsilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so far i have 14 chicks that have hatched and i still have a few eggs in there the first hatched last night at 1140 so when should i remove these chicks and put them in the brooder? even though there are still eggs in the incubator can i remove them so they can have food and water or should i let them be?
     
  2. Chinchilla2

    Chinchilla2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are partially dry at least, pull them and show them where the food and water is. Leave the other eggs in there since you may have some late bloomers.

    <eta - the leaving eggs part>
     
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2011
  3. lincolnsilkies

    lincolnsilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They were due to hatch at 7 eve today so i think some more are going to hatch still but just wanted to make sure if i remove them the others wont shrink wrap thanks
     
  4. ca

    ca Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I think it's tricky. I usually pull the chicks out as fast as I can and spray water on a towel in the bator to get the humidity up instantly. Usually that works. I have had to rescue some shrink wrapped chicks on occasion.
     
  5. lincolnsilkies

    lincolnsilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks guys! thats what i will do!!!
     
  6. KandiandJerry

    KandiandJerry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I think it's tricky. I usually pull the chicks out as fast as I can and spray water on a towel in the bator to get the humidity up instantly. Usually that works. I have had to rescue some shrink wrapped chicks on occasion.

    Very good idea!!!
     
  7. cmom

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    I pull the chicks and their shells out as quickly as I can. I also put a small half pint mason jar with a sponge which acts like a wick in the incubator when I set the eggs for hatching. It helps to keep the humidity up. I also put a fan in my incubator.

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  8. UncleTommy

    UncleTommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As long as they aren't doing anything to hurt themselves, leave them in there till they dry off. Mine jumped off the rack I had for the eggs and went into the bottom of the incubator where I had some sponges and alot of water.

    If you have any that have pipped or especially if they are zipping, don't open the incubator. They can last for 3 days without you giving them anything, they still have their yoke leftovers in their bellies.
     
  9. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x100! If any of the remaining eggs have pipped, you'd be safer to leave the bator shut for the time being.
     

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