Take the chicks out?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ih66series, Oct 19, 2011.

  1. ih66series

    ih66series Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today is day 22 and about 27-29 of my 37 eggs have hatched and the first ones started 48 hours ago. Should I take the chicks out?
     
  2. ChickenPeep

    ChickenPeep Faith & Feathers

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    You can if no other eggs have pipped. Chicks can go about 3 days without eating or drinkingafter thhey hatch. I probably wouldnt if i was you.
     
  3. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I take my newbies out of the incubator when several have hatched and are dry and active. I do like to leave one or 2 of the newer ones in there to encourage the others to hatch. Just do it quickly without decreasing the humidity too much.[​IMG]
     

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