what do I after my first chick starts to hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Boya321, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. Boya321

    Boya321 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 23, 2011
    La Mirada,CA
    I have read that after the eggs start to hatch I should leave the chicks in there for up to two to three days becasue if I open the incubator I might risk the other eggs from hatching from the cool air rush. Is this true?
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:Yes it is true. Opening the bator dries out any pips you may have.
  3. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
    Yes it is true, however if you have to open the 'bator, you can open

    it real slow so that a cold rush of air does not come rushing in on your

    eggs. I take my chicks out all the time, even with others hatching.


  4. ThaJuicyJuice

    ThaJuicyJuice Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 3, 2011
    I watch the humidity range, if its still in the 60s when its open it'll be good. Besides, when I have hatches, the humidity sky rockets to in the 80s. I have the warm wet paper towel to throw in just in case.

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