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When should i start transferring to the brooder?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by DENALI, Jul 3, 2008.


    DENALI Songster

    Feb 27, 2008
    First chick hatched at 1:50 am this morning and now there are 6 hatched. 2 more eggs have pips from this morning but havent started zipping yet. There are 13 remaining eggs that havent pipped yet and as of 10 PM tonight it will be the end of the 22nd day since they were set. Thanks
  2. Mattake2

    Mattake2 In the Brooder

    Jun 11, 2008
    Usually, I move mine after about 12 hours or so. Sometimes sooner because they run into the other eggs & I'm afraid they'll bump their noggins on the heating element in my incubator.
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    I'd wait until the two that are pipped have had a chance to hatch. If they were mine I wouldn't move them before tomorrow. If you open it to take them out you'll lose humidity for those that are pipped.
  4. Eggseronious

    Eggseronious Songster

    Mar 6, 2008
    East Tennessee
    I move them when they start getting crowded.[​IMG]

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