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Removing chicks with eggs in incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bulldog164, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. Bulldog164

    Bulldog164 In the Brooder

    Jun 7, 2013
    Devon, UK
    Hi everyone, our first chicks have hatched, 2 of them. We still have 2 in the incubator, one has pipped. How long do the chicks need to be in there? Can I take them out and put them in the brooder while the eggs that haven't hatched are still in the incubator?

  2. Yiannisk

    Yiannisk Chirping

    May 1, 2012
    You can as long as the ones that hatched are dry
    on the other side the rule says do not open the incubator because you loose humidity i do it with no problems
  3. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Crowing

    Apr 11, 2011
    The chicks can stay in the incubator for up to 3 days after they hatch. There is no need to remove them from the incubator. You may not mess up the other unhatched eggs, but why risk it? And, the already hatched chicks will encourage the others to get to work.
    Good luck [​IMG]

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