How far apart should chicks hatch when theyre put in at the same time?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by craig308gts, Feb 21, 2013.

  1. craig308gts

    craig308gts New Egg

    Feb 21, 2013
    Hi guys. Just after a bit of help. My eggs should be hatching today/tonight and only one has hatched (6 hours ago) and none of the others have even pipped?? The little guy is running around the incubator rolling eggs everywhere and just wondering how far apart should chicks hatch when theyre put in at the same time? Is the little dude doing any damage to the others rolling them round and jumping on them? Cheers =)
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland

    A batch of eggs set at the same time can hatch over a 3 day period. If you are worried about the chick playing football with the unhatched eggs you can quickly remove him from the incubator once he is dry.
  3. Bill 101

    Bill 101 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2013
    If everything is correct, ie heat, humidity & turning & the heating is uniform, chicks should hatch within 12 hours or less of each other, but all on the same day. Early chicks mean the heat was a little high, late chicks mean heat is to low, BUT if you have hot & cool spots in you incubator you can have chicks at different times. The warmer spots will hatch a day early, cooler a day late. Chickens hatch in 21 days BUT for that to happen everything has to be perfect.

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