So after they hatch, can I move them to the brooder/nursery?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Mommi3130, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. Mommi3130

    Mommi3130 Songster

    Jun 4, 2009
    Or do I leave them until everyone hatches? I have the nursery all ready can I move the hatchers after they have been in 24 hrs or do I have to wait for all to hatch? Help please? Also can I fill my water tomorrow or no?
  2. shuizar209

    shuizar209 Songster

    Jul 11, 2009
    Chicks can live without food and water for like 3 days I think because they are still absorbing the yolk but I would have food and water ready when they hatch to be on the safe side. Its ok to leave them in the bator.... You can take them out once they have dried and fluffed out...... Keep us udated and post pics....
  3. lilchick

    lilchick Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Williamsport In.
    I move mine after the first day even if others are not hatched yet.
    I remove them quickly and yes you can put more water in.
    I have even misted bator lightly so as to get the humidity right back up.
  4. lotzahenz

    lotzahenz Songster

    Aug 28, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    I always leave them in about 24 hours until they are fluffy, then without taking the top off, just crack it and slip them out. Sometimes I just leave them alone until I see no more pipping or zipping. There are ways to add water with a small plastic tubing (for aquariums) or you can up the humidity using very warm water or a warmed wet sponge. Just slip it in (the sponge) very quickly. I think the tubing is a bit too much work, but lots on here slip it thru a vent hole and add warm water this way. Hope this helps you some. Good luck with your hatch. [​IMG] HenZ
  5. 2txmedics

    2txmedics Songster

    Jul 5, 2009
    Manvel Texas

    what is "zipping"...Ive seen it alot...Im just starting my hatching!!!! Im excited...its my first time also....
  6. 2txmedics

    2txmedics Songster

    Jul 5, 2009
    Manvel Texas
    ok, I have 2 very dry chicks...and they are trying to eat egg shells, and one very wet chick....and about 5 eggs zipping along....

    so do I move the drys ones since they want to eat and drink????

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