What if they hatch when I am at work??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 60ACRES, Apr 14, 2009.

  1. 60ACRES

    60ACRES Stepped in what??

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    Apr 8, 2009
    Long, OK
    I have the Little Giant with the auto-turner.

    I figure i will remove the auto-turner prior to hatching put in a small bowl of water and some food? I don't know what else to do.

    If I leave the house @ 6:30 am, don't return until 5:30 pm, the chicks could be baking in there for hours.



    *I get my first eggs (FBCM) Thursday* Woooohooo!


    ...I live 30 minutes from my work.
     
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  2. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    hehe...i've already worried about this. My office is a mere 2 miles from my home. My eggs are due on Sunday. If those babies aren't here by Sunday, I'm wrapping my bator in a towel and bringing it to work with me!!!! But I have a cool boss and an office with a door....
     
  3. Chicky Tocks

    Chicky Tocks [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2666.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG] Ru

    Oct 20, 2008
    Benton, Arkansas
    Also, just so you know. They will be fine in the incubator without food or water. They'll be busy absorbing their yolk and can live alone on this for around 48 hours. I just personally don't want to miss a pip.
     
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  4. enola

    enola Overrun With Chickens

    Do not put food and water in the incubator. They will just make a mess of the incubator. They do not have to be taken out of the incubator for at least 24 hours.

    I don't take mine out of the incubator until they can walk pretty well. I work 5 days a week, working has not hindered my hatching at all [​IMG]
     
  5. 60ACRES

    60ACRES Stepped in what??

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    WHEW!

    What a relief. Thanks so much.[​IMG]
     
  6. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    MI
    everytime I have some hatch, it seems they start pippin at 9pm or so and I stay awake faithfully with a camera. I finally fall asleep sitting up and wake up in the morning with my wife saying "hey stupid" and nudging me. Oh yeah, and while I was sleeping, they hatch.
     

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