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when do i put them in the brooder?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pnuts, Oct 19, 2010.

  1. pnuts

    pnuts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    two baby chicks just hatched in my incubator:) when do i put them in the brooder? do i wait for them to dry off first? oh mygosh!
     
  2. ADozenGirlz

    ADozenGirlz The Chicken Chick[IMG]emojione/assets/png/00ae.png

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    Quote:I usually wait until they're mostly dry and then put them in a 95 degree brooder. If you have a lot of eggs waiting to hatch, you may wish to be patient opening the cover to get the hatched ones out b/c you'll lose much-needed humidity and heat for the remaining eggs.

    Congrats!
     
  3. pnuts

    pnuts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you:) yay! [​IMG]
     

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