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When is it safe to unplug the incubator??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by P0U1TRYP3RS0N, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. P0U1TRYP3RS0N

    P0U1TRYP3RS0N Songster

    Mar 11, 2007
    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??
  2. 24 to 36 hours after the last hatched should be enough.
  3. justusnak

    justusnak Flock Mistress

    Feb 28, 2007
    South Eastern Indiana
    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.
  4. P0U1TRYP3RS0N

    P0U1TRYP3RS0N Songster

    Mar 11, 2007
    I held them up to my ear and they aren't chirping or tapping.
    Last edited: Apr 13, 2008
  5. fowl32

    fowl32 In the Brooder

    Apr 11, 2008
    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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