When can I transfer?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by texaskinner, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. texaskinner

    texaskinner New Egg

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    I had some pips hatch this morning around 8am. The directions to the incubator says don't remove them until completely dry. It's been nearly 2 hours and still not dry yet. I'm thinking they need food and water. Should I wait or go ahead and transfer to brooder box?
     
  2. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    It may take a few more hours for them to dry out. They can go at least 24 hours without food and water becasue they just absorbed the yolk for nutrition before hatching. If you have other eggs in there ready to hatch I would wait a while longer. they will be alright in there for a bit.
     
  3. texaskinner

    texaskinner New Egg

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    aight. thank u!
     

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