Success at last

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tinajacobs, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. tinajacobs

    tinajacobs Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi everyone

    The first time I tried I lost 200 eggs because temp was wAy off

    2nd time round
    When I woke up this morning three chicks successful hatched today is day 21 I wi give them until Monday then will through out the rest I just want to know. What do I do with the chicks now must I teach them how To drink and eat. How long can they stay in the incubator before I take them out. They are also making a big mess in there and I am stager hatching. Can I disinfect at the bottom with all the other eggs still inside. Do I need to wipe their bottoms so that poop doesn't collect there and they die
     
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  2. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi. After a day or two you can take them out into the brooder and dip their beaks in a shallow water dish so they know where the water is. Im sure somebody else will come along and tell you more.... I've just got my first eggs in the incubator too :) Just a question for everybody.... I don't see the pic in the post but when i quote it a pic comes up.... Is it just me?
     
  3. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh and forgot to say congrats [​IMG]
     
  4. tinajacobs

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    Thank you I am super excited and chuffed
     
  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Congrats. When to move chicks to the brooder is a personal decision and should be based on your comfort level. Many people don't remove chicks until the end of the hatch. (Or two days) Others pull them out after they are dry and fluffed. There are those of us who take them out as they become active and are moving around. I dip the beaks in water as well, but I highly doubt it's necessary. You shouldn't need to wipe bottoms unless they have pasty butt.
    I would not chemically disinfect with other eggs in there. I would pull out all shells and wipe up as much gunk as you can.
     
  6. tinajacobs

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    Thank you so much I really appreciate it
     

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