from egg to chicken

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by treeowl, Oct 5, 2009.

  1. treeowl

    treeowl Out Of The Brooder

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    How long does it take for an egg to hatch? The old fashion way (just by the hen sitting on them)
     
  2. JestersEye

    JestersEye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    21 days, give or take
     
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:For chicken eggs. [​IMG]
     
  4. JestersEye

    JestersEye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:For chicken eggs. [​IMG]

    Yes, exactly... for chickens... that's what I meant. [​IMG]
     
  5. treeowl

    treeowl Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks I was inquiring about chickens. I really appreciate the answer. Its hard to believe it don't take any longer then that.
    Quote:For chicken eggs. [​IMG]

    Yes, exactly... for chickens... that's what I meant. [​IMG]
     
  6. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Even harder to believe when you see a little one day old hatchling standing on one leg so that she can scratch an itch on her head with the other, and you realize that it takes us people the best part of a year after birth to even take those first few steps!
     
  7. treeowl

    treeowl Out Of The Brooder

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    I can't wait until I get to have some chicks. I raised the ones I got from two days old but I haven't never hatched real live eggs. yippee. I guess spring would be the best time??? I live is west virginia.
    Quote:Even harder to believe when you see a little one day old hatchling standing on one leg so that she can scratch an itch on her head with the other, and you realize that it takes us people the best part of a year after birth to even take those first few steps!
     

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