What do I do?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by joshua.w.garner, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. joshua.w.garner

    joshua.w.garner On a time out

    Feb 5, 2009
    Newnan, Ga
    As my chicks are hatching today they are knocking their neighboring eggs all around. How early can I remove them and put them in my brooder? There are several eggs trying to hatch but some of the little guys are quite determended to strech their legs.
  2. macnugget

    macnugget Chillin' With My Peeps

    They say they can stay in there 24hr however I take them out once they are dry and fluffy thats the other reason I like to hatch in an egg carton they don't get rolled around
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2009
  3. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    best for humidity if you leave them alone...not usually an issue with them running around...I usually go ahead and remove after they are dry but that is me and not what is recommended.
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    It does not hurt the unhatched or pip eggs to have the hatched chicks left in the bator til the hatch is completed. Ruined hatches happen with opening and closing the bator too much grabbing chicks out, not from the chicks rolling the eggs around. Hatched chicks actually help with all their encouraging peeping to the pipped eggs.
  5. rodandbrandy

    rodandbrandy Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 14, 2008
    I take out when they are dry and fluffy [​IMG]
  6. joshua.w.garner

    joshua.w.garner On a time out

    Feb 5, 2009
    Newnan, Ga
    hmm now I have to no idea, half so do half don't [​IMG]

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