What to do with chicks in incubator?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by blueberrysilky, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. blueberrysilky

    blueberrysilky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so I'm watching the eggs hatch in the incubator, so far 2 have and one is working on it. When do I open to get them out, I've read that if you open when a chick is unzipping it will shrink wrap the membrane, what do I do to get hatched ones out?
     
  2. GAQuail

    GAQuail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Leave them in the incubator until the others hatch. They should be good for at least 24 hours.
     
  3. donrae

    donrae Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Yep, just leave them be. They'll flop and flail around but they'll be fine. They don't need to eat or drink for 2-3 days.
     

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