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When do you have to take chicks out of the incubator?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Acresofchickens, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. Acresofchickens

    Acresofchickens TripleC

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    Hello
    I just had some chicks hatch out of the incubator yesterday
    And I was wondering when you have to take them out of the incubator
    Like how old do they have to be
    Thanks a lot [​IMG]
     
  2. Tanichca

    Tanichca Sparkle Magnet

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    when they are dry. do it as quickly as possible if you have unhatched eggs inside the bator.
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    They can go 2 days without food/water as they absorb the yolk sac. I usually take mine out within a day of hatching. I will not remove chicks when eggs are zipping though, I have found that no matter how quick I am, they get glued in the shell.
     
  4. A.T. Hagan

    A.T. Hagan Don't Panic

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    I generally take mine out once a day unless so many have hatched that they're causing problems for those not yet out.

    When I do take them out I have a mister bottle full of warm water that I mist the remaining eggs with to compensate for the loss of humidity from having the door open.
     
  5. 1shelby1

    1shelby1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ...note to self,must get mister bottle..Thanks! [​IMG]
     

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