Have you ever wondered if you could ever make a chick hatch faster?

Chicken Charlotte

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I have 3 weeks is a long LONG time to wait but I wonder if chicks r like tadpoles when the water is warmer they grow quicker????????
 

silkiechicken

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Only to some extent can changing the incubation temp lead to faster hatches. It is genetic, some are faster than others, but if you try and push things like temp out of normal ranges, most will just die.
 

Teresaann24

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a bit of a higher temp will cause chicks to hatch faster but I would not suggest trying for this effect. Sometimes they can be born to early and not finish developing right or not absorb their yolk enough or cause runt chicks that may hatch and die soon after.
 

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