first hatch. Got a question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dandydoodle, Apr 24, 2011.

  1. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    georgia
    How long does it usually take after a chick starts cracking its egg until it is all the way out. I know it varies but, I was just curious about what the average is.

    Thanks,
    Michelle;)
     
  2. muddyhorse

    muddyhorse Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2009
    Bloomsdale, MO
    it is not unusual for them to pip ( make a little hole) before getting down to hatching. Do not help. there are blood vessels all along the inside of the egg. if you disrupt one the chick can bleed. also they can have unabsorbed yolks.
     
  3. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    I've had some that hatch in an hour, others take a whole day. Best thing to do is sit back and watch, sitting on your hands!
     
  4. Apriljc

    Apriljc Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. dandydoodle

    dandydoodle Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2010
    georgia
    Thanks everyone. I really appreciate it. I won't try to help it out though. I wish I could but, I know it has to do it on its own.
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    Michelle
     

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