How long does it take for a chick to absorb all the yolk after hatching? LC has hatched completely at 10 this morning. It's now 12:31 and she is still laying down at the bottom of the bator wet and the yolk not absorbed yet. I see less yolk though. Just curious on this matter. Basically question is: how long does it take them to absorb the yolk and become Fuzzy Butts? (the term you all use for chicks). Another egg is zipping! The one with the beak sticking out is doing nothing so far.