When is it safe to unplug the incubator??

P0U1TRYP3RS0N

Songster
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Tonight is day 24 in the incubator. Four have hatched, and no more have pipped or are chirping or rolling. The 'bator has been opened several times to add water and remove chicks, and so I don't think any more will hatch. However, I don't wanna unplug it and kill any that might still be alive!! So when is it safe to unplug the 'bator??
 

justusnak

Flock Mistress
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Feb 28, 2007
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Just make sure you candel them, before you throw them out, or unplug the bator. Maybe they are just lazy...and want to stay in there a little longer.
 

P0U1TRYP3RS0N

Songster
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I held them up to my ear and they aren't chirping or tapping.
 
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fowl32

In the Brooder
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Apr 11, 2008
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there is one source that states chicks should be left in for about 26 days before discarding them just to make sure

i think after 26 just throw out.
 

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