When Should I Remove Chicks?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chicksgalore, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. chicksgalore

    chicksgalore Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 19, 2008
    I know this has probably been asked before but I couldn't seem to find the topic: when should I remove the chicks from the bator when I still have eggs in there that haven't hatched/are hatching?
  2. mrandmrschicken

    mrandmrschicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 14, 2008
    NW IA
    The chicks can be in the bator for 3 days before they will need food and water. If you can be quick, it would probably not hurt the eggs to remove the chicks. Make sure the chicks are not panting, this means they are too hot.

    ETA: To remove them would not be recommended by many others. In the case of a staggered hatch however, which also is not recommended by many others, it may become necessary
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2009

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