After spending the night in the incubator it was time to move the chicks. I use a kiddie wading pool to contain them for a week or two until I move them outside. I line the bottom with paper towels. This method is easier for me to clean up every day and put down fresh towels.
A waterer with fresh clean water is added along with a feeder. I clamped the heat lamp to a nearby bookshelf and placed a thermometer under it to make sure the temp is right at 100 degrees. When the temp stabilizes, it's time to add the chicks.
As I put them in the wading pool, I dip each beak into the water before turning them loose. I dipped 33 little beaks! There was 34 but one did not make it. It happens. The last one to hatch was very weak.
After a little drink, it doesn't take them long to find the food.
After a drink and a little food they all settled down for a little nap.
I keep them in the kiddie pool for a week or so. They start growing feathers real quick and will soon try to flutter over the edge of the pool and then it is time to go out into a closed in cage under the shed. They'll still have the heat lamp for a short while while adjusting to the outside elements. They are only cute like this for a week or so. Good thing or KFC may never have happened!...LOL