Do chicks tend to hatch at a certain time of day?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by lazyoranch, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. lazyoranch

    lazyoranch Out Of The Brooder

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    Just wondering. I am hatching for the first time. Have 4 eggs in the incubator. One pipped this morning. I think I just heard it cheeping when I cheeped at it! I was just wondering if more hatch in a.m. hours than p.m. hours. If this little one pipped this morning, when should it hatch? Thanks so much for all of the help!
     
  2. FireTigeris

    FireTigeris Tyger! Tyger! burning bright

    I doubt anyone has done a study on this but mine hatched all day from early morning to late night. (I had none hatch during dark hours.../night+lights off) not sure if that was a coincidence or not- and I've only done one hatch.
     
  3. turkaholic

    turkaholic Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I ususally set my eggs in the late afternoon, and over the years I got hatches during the day and night hours. This year I tried a few sets in the morning and most of my hatches have been in the daylight. Not all, and thus it doesn't seem to be consistent. This is for pheasant and turkey. I too, wonder if there is a method to time hatches. But then again, many factors determine a hatch and when the chick is ready, it's ready!
     
  4. Kedreeva

    Kedreeva Longfeather Lane

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    I don't know about specific times of day. It think they just choose the least convenient time of day for you, and hatch then.
     
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  5. 4boysmom

    4boysmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Since they will hatch on day 21 give or take a little....so I time mine now do that day 21 begins early in the day. I hatch for school and this has worked out the best for allowing the kids to watch. Before, I was setting in the afternoon and they would hatch overnight.
     
  6. ClareScifi

    ClareScifi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Did the eggs you set in the afternoons hatch overnight on the night before the daylight hours of Day 21 or overnight on the night after the daylight hours of Day 21?

    Clare
     
  7. 859007

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    whats the most common time to hatch
     
  8. BirdaMay

    BirdaMay Out Of The Brooder

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    LOL! Murphy's Chicken Law! hahaha
    I have one due to hatch soon. I hope it hatches tomorrow- I have appointments Thursday & Friday & don't want to miss a second of the pip/zip/hatch!
     
  9. Spiderduck

    Spiderduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mines all hatched early mornings. 7am and onwards. Or overnight.
     

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