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When to move to brooder??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by trulefty, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. trulefty

    trulefty Out Of The Brooder

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    First hatch was at 130 this afternoon, last was about 7 pm today have two zipping now and some more that are piped... When do I move the chicks to the brooder??? I'm afraid they will dehydrate..........
     
  2. Chipper

    Chipper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always wait untill everything that is going to hatch has hatched.If you start opening the bator now you may jeprodize the other eggs.Chicks should be fine for now.Just have patients. [​IMG]
     
  3. SilkieTime

    SilkieTime Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2009
    Joelton Tn.
    But how long 24hrs, 48hrs?
     
  4. trulefty

    trulefty Out Of The Brooder

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    PATIENCE!!!!????? Not my strong point...... I've been glued to the bator for 17 hours now..... #9 just popped 3 more are zipping..... Don't know if my nerves & heart are going to make it...
     
  5. Chipper

    Chipper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have left mine in for up to around 24 hrs. and they were fine.You can take the dry chicks out every 6-8 hours if you want, but be quick about it and make sure you only get the dry ones. Good Luck,I think you will do fine and congratulations on the new babies. [​IMG]
     
  6. AngieChick

    AngieChick Poultry Elitist

    Bear in mind that hatcheries regularly ship day old chicks, so they can go 2 days with no water. They are still using the energy from the yolk that they absorbed in the shell. I wait until all have hatched, unless we start hitting 36 hours. Then I get nervous and start to move them over. I probably don't have to even then, but it's hard to not meddle sometimes.
     
  7. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009
    Alaska
    Congratulations on fuzzy butts![​IMG]

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    awaiting Pictures [​IMG]
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    Mine should hatch on Jan 24-36th
     
    Last edited: Jan 9, 2010
  8. The Sheriff

    The Sheriff Overrun With Chickens

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    I take them out when they start hatching the others out for company! This chick got obsessed with this egg after it pipped and rolled it around and pecked on it until it hatched. Notice the shells that have fallen in instead of out! I finally yanked him out of there. As I recall, the little chick he "helped" did not make it. I have only had that happen once.

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  9. JCoogle

    JCoogle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Because my daughter wants to put eggs in the incubator everyother day I am going threw a heck of a stagared hatch. I just wait till the chick dries out then move them over to the brooder. So far I am 6 for 6 and have two pipping right now.
     
  10. mulia24

    mulia24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    i moved mine when i saw him started practicing soccer inside my bator or the faster is about 3 hours after hatch when they've strong enough to stand on their feet. [​IMG]
     

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