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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Ricks Chicks, May 18, 2009.

  1. Ricks Chicks

    Ricks Chicks Songster

    We resisted the urge to help. This morning 4 of the 6 that pipped hatched. they are so adorable. What to do with the others? The 4 are all over the bator rolling the other eggs everywhere.

  2. addicted2chicks

    addicted2chicks Songster

    Mar 19, 2009
    Congrats on your babies. Depending on the day you are on for hatching I would wait til your sure they won't hatch. Some have said they can hatch days later than expected.
  3. farrier!

    farrier! Songster

    Feb 28, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    Most tell you to wait......I waited until mine were dry. 5-12 hours then grabbed them out. I had some hatching for almost 3 days but they had been really stressed.
  4. Ricks Chicks

    Ricks Chicks Songster

    they were all set at the same time. 11 in all, 6 pipped, only 4 hatched, I should leave them in for another day?
  5. farrier!

    farrier! Songster

    Feb 28, 2009
    Southern Illinois
    Lifting the lid can drop your humidity way down so it is better to wait.
    I did not feel too bad about waiting after half my shipped chicks survived 5 days with no food or water.
    So hours sure will not hurt them any and will give the others a bit more time to hatch.

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