When do the chicks HAVE to come out of the bator?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by PoultryGirly, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. PoultryGirly

    PoultryGirly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi. I hatched 9 chicks this past weekend and 2 of them are still in the incubator. The reason they are still in there is because one has a slipped tendon and the other is a buddy for the injured one. Will being in the incubator this long hurt them? The humidity is around 84% in there because of their drinking water. They also have food in there and the temperature is 97* usually. I would have them in the brooder with the other chickies, but I'm afraid they'll hurt the injured chick. Is it okay for the 2 chicks to be in the bator this long (3 days for the injured chick and 2 days for the buddy so far)? I want to keep them in there 1-3 more days.
     
  2. fried green eggs

    fried green eggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    NO it will not hurt them to stay in the bator longer if, you have feed and water for them. The humidity is a little high, can you lower it by propping the lid ad-jarred on one corner? Chicks that have leg or feet problems oftem need more vitamins. Here is a site that gives lots of great info for special needs chicks. https://sites.google.com/a/poultrypedia.com/poultrypedia/poultry-podiatry
     
  3. PoultryGirly

    PoultryGirly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! The only reason the humidity is so high is because they have water in there.
     

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