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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by allmychickens, Sep 6, 2011.

  1. allmychickens

    allmychickens Just'a small town girl

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    okay so i dont have an automatic egg turner, i have to do it by hand, so what do i do during the final days lock down?? do i turn them ? for that id have to open it?! what about when one chick is hatched and i have to remove it from the incubator?! it would let old air in.
     
  2. sunnydalefarms

    sunnydalefarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You don't want to turn them during lockdown. The chicks will start positioning themselves to hatch. It is a good idea to try and let all the chicks hatch before opening. The chicks can go 3 days without food or water due to the nourishment it gets from eating the yolk right before it hatches.
     
  3. allmychickens

    allmychickens Just'a small town girl

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    okay [​IMG]
     

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