FIrst time incubating HELP

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jellis, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. jellis

    jellis In the Brooder

    Feb 10, 2009
    This is my first batch and im on day 22, I had 2 of 41 hatch out of the shell lastnight and a bunch more that started to poke through lastnight but they havnt come out of the shell yet. so my question is how long does it take them to get out of the shell once they make the first poke through?
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2009
  2. dave_Cash69

    dave_Cash69 Songster

    Feb 15, 2009
    Give them some time but DO NOT help them. I am sure someone with alot more knowledge will come around to assist you! good luck
  3. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    It can take 24 hours or more, and sometimes they do hatch a couple days late, especially when it's cold. I strongly suggest not helping (but that's just me) and don't give up until at least day 25. I had quail eggs that were supposed to hatch Saturday/Sunday and they hatched Tuesday. Patience!!! Good luck!!!

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