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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CTyanks, Feb 3, 2013.

  1. CTyanks

    CTyanks Out Of The Brooder

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    This one hatched overnight and I am wondering how long it can stay in the incubator? I have 8 others in the incubator with no signs of beginning to hatch. I don't want to open the bator and disturb others however I'd like to get this one out and under the Eco glow. Any advice is appreciated.

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  2. Makomd

    Makomd Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It will be fine I would wait it out. Chicks can stay in there without food and water for 2-3 days. Never had one die yet and occassionally had to wait to the closer of 3 days. just remember when hatcheries ship chicks at day old seldom do they have food and water for that time. They are plenty nourished from the yolk still.
     
  3. CarolinaKid 8

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    Just but your hands under legs and sit on them .Patients will Win ...Makomd is right 3days is just fine
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  4. Sally Sunshine

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    Agree, unless its dry and overly panting, then your ok to grab him out fast, but they can go for a day or two in there, believe it or not its chirping and movement in there willl MAJORLY encourage the others to hatch!! CONGRATS!!! any more pipping??
     
  5. CTyanks

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    Ok cool Thanks! Nothing yet. This one hatched around 4am est and is almost fully dry now.
     
  6. CTyanks

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    Thanks for the info. Ended up hatching 4.
     
  7. Sally Sunshine

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  8. CTyanks

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  10. Sally Sunshine

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    awwww look how big!! YAY!!!!
     

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