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

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chicken Charlotte, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. Chicken Charlotte

    Chicken Charlotte Out of the Brooder

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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????????
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    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.
     
  3. mississippifarmboy

    mississippifarmboy collects slightly damaged strays

    Quote:X2 If the incubator is just a degree or two too high you'll get some hatch a day early, but most will have some type of problem.

    It would be nice if the temps would affect the sex of the chick like it does with some reptiles.
     
  4. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Songster

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    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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