When to move from the bator to the brooder?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by tororider, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. tororider

    tororider Songster

    Feb 6, 2008
    Southeast MI
    I have 10 chicks hatched, first one got out this morning. I know they will be fine overnight, but when should I be moving them into the brooder? Thanks
  2. SusanJoM

    SusanJoM Songster

    I think it depends a bit on whether you have more eggs that have no hatched yet. If so, wait as long as possible so you don't open the 'bator and lower the chances of the others hatching.

    If your eggs have finished hatching, then all you are waiting for is for the hatchlings to be dry and fluffed out....Then they can go to the brooder.

    Someone will hopefully correct me if I'm wrong.


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