Today is hatch day!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by brendadiane24, Jun 29, 2016.

  1. brendadiane24

    brendadiane24 Out Of The Brooder

    May 11, 2014
    Last night, had two chicks hatch and seem to be doing well!! I have three eggs in there now which today should be hatch day for them. (i incubated two then added a few more the next day) Anyhow, humidity is in the 70s after lockdown. This morning I saw it was coming down some so added some more warm water to the well so the remaining three eggs will have sufficient humidity. My questions: Are the other two chicks okay to hang out in there waiting for the other three eggs to hatch? I candeled at day 17 and the two that hatched looked great with movement and the others were harder to tell as they are brown eggs. Do I just leave everything alone? Take chicks out now? Candle other eggs? There is no signs of pipping or chirping from those eggs.
  2. jrose1970

    jrose1970 Out Of The Brooder

    May 26, 2016
    Good luck with your eggs. I always give them three full days to all hatch. Then I put them all in the same coop. The first hatchers can be two days older than the newbies. They will run over them some, but they don't weight anything. It helps them to get up-and-at-'em!
    More than about four-five days difference is too much to put them together for about two weeks. Eventually you can group them if they are only one week apart. Dees be my thoughts. I hope they help.
  3. B520

    B520 Just Hatched

    Jun 29, 2016
    Have any more hatched yet? I'd give them more time to hatch before pulling the plug, I've seen a few stragglers hatch a few days later somehow under a chicken (we never use incubators). I did read not to open the incubator any more than once per 6 hours though and to go ahead and let the new chicks dry out in there before removing them to a warm area.

    I'm excited for you!

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