The main thing I'm wondering is how long can they stay in the incubator? I'm used to hatching gamebirds that should be taken out within 24 hours. I know chickens 'should' be able to go 3 days without food or water, but these chicks aren't much bigger than my coturnix are at hatch. So I'm wondering if they fall under the '3-day chicken rule' or the 'less than 24 hours' gamebird rule? I have 21 eggs in the incubator and 8 of them have hatched. Some of the eggs are 'bigger' than the others, these 8 chicks hatched from some of the smallest eggs that I got. So I don't expect any action from the 'big' eggs for at least another day. If I leave these little babies in the incubator until all the eggs are done hatching will they be okay? Or should I just go ahead and take these little ones out of the bator? I'm thinking, even if they fall under the 3-day chicken rule I'll end up having to open the bator when others are hatching anyway.