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Chick Hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Buff25, Sep 13, 2009.

  1. Buff25

    Buff25 Hatching

    Feb 7, 2009
    This morning we found our first chick trying to hatch out. The mother did all the work, not artifical incubation. How long does it take for the little one to come completely out of her tight little abode? It's got the beak completely out, but the hole is still very small.

  2. jthayerkatz

    jthayerkatz Songster

    Aug 13, 2008
    Holland, MA
    The small hole is called the pip. It takes some chicks up to a full day before they come out completely others may take only 20 minutes. If the broody is hatching leave it to her to help or not.

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