When to take the biddies out....

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by WhiteMountainsRanch, Feb 22, 2011.

  1. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Of the incubator and put them in the brooder... like how every so often??? It's getting pretty crowded in my Eco 20!



    I did a search but for some reason nothing came up... it kept saying "to general"...?
     
  2. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Well, it is said, during lockdown, "DON'T OPEN THAT INCUBATOR!" [​IMG] It may compromise the rest of the hatch because that final, higher humidity is so important. Otherwise, the membrane can dry out and literally shrink wrap the chick, killing it inside the shell.

    Now, I do have friends that reach in there quickly, give the incy a very fine mist of warm water, and close it quickly.

    Congrats on the great hatch? Do you have the Octagon 20 Echo--the basic one? Or the advanced. I just bought the basic one and will be setting eggs tomorrow.....
     
  3. 7L Farm

    7L Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make sure their dry crack the bator & remove them quickly. I did it twice with no problem they kept hatching.
     
  4. gumbii

    gumbii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i leave them in there for 3 days... i was told 72 hours... so 72 hours after the first one hatch, i stress over taking the chicks out...
     
  5. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    If there are no eggs currently pipped or zipped in there (in other words, the shells are still solid and uncracked) you can reach in quickly and remove the fluffed up and active chicks. However, if there are ANY eggs in there with pips or zips, do not open the incubator.
     
  6. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Thank you! YES I have have the Brinsea Eco 20, got it for Christmas (albeit a little late) and this is my first hatch ever!!! So far everything has been REALLY great! LOVE that incubator! [​IMG]
     
  7. gumbii

    gumbii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh and i forgot...



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  8. Higins00

    Higins00 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As soon as they are fluffed up and active I pluck them right out. Most of them is only 24 hours. I dip their beaks in water and scatter the starter food on the floor for them to peck at. Soo cute!
     
  9. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

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  10. gumbii

    gumbii Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wut...? they don't open their eyes when they first hatch...???






    i haven't seen any of my eggs hatch out of their eggs... i just see them in the morning, and at night... crazy...
     

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