when to take out of incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mamapeep4235, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. mamapeep4235

    mamapeep4235 New Egg

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    New showgirl just hatched about an hour ago and is mostly dry, but I have 14 other eggs still working at (3 pipped) and lots of peeping. Will she be Ok til the others are out? Help!
     
  2. kbbeale

    kbbeale Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She should be fine for a while yet. I'd at least leave her in overnight. A newly hatched chick can live off the egg yolk for a couple of days. [​IMG]

    Post pics of your babies once they all hatch!!!! Good luck!!!

    Kristen
     
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    She is fine, they live off the yolk sac and can survive without water and feed for up to 3 days in the bator. I leave all chicks in til the hatch is complete.

    When you start opening the incubator to take chicks out you can ruin the hatching for the rest of the pips.
     

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