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when to take my chicks out of bator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bullrider, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. bullrider

    bullrider Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    have 1 out of 16 just hatched today how long should i keep it in there?
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I'd wait till day 22, then slip out the few that hatched and hold on tight for the rest! If temps were a bit low, they can go to as late as day 23, wtih a rare few lasting dill day 24. 25 is usually the end though.
  3. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    The chick should be fine in there for up to 48 hrs. (Some say 72 but on the safe side I wouldnt keep him in any longer than 48)

    Its best if you keep the bator closed in till they all hatch.

    CONGRATS !!!!
  4. Rufflemyfeathers

    Rufflemyfeathers Songster

    Nov 20, 2008
    Astatula Florida
    I put mine in Brooder day after hatch. I just have my Brooder heating up as soon as first one hatchs..they have done fine first liter and doing fine now..
  5. flamingauburnmustang

    flamingauburnmustang Songster

    Dec 14, 2008
    South Africa
    Congratulations on the first born!!! [​IMG]

    Keep us posted. [​IMG]

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