how long does it take to get out of the shell?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chicken delighted, Jul 14, 2011.

  1. chicken delighted

    chicken delighted Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my chicks made hole and then stop it was about 3 hrs nothing [​IMG] baby still chripping went and peeled some shell back and left it alone for 1 hour he finally got out,
    how long sholud i leave them a alone before i panic [​IMG]
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    It can regularly take 48 hours.
     
  3. chicken delighted

    chicken delighted Chillin' With My Peeps

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    great flying fig newtons where did i miss that information.
    hands off for me ! [​IMG]
    yeps! they need that in bold print in a book [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 14, 2011
  4. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Most hatch from pip within 24 hrs. I do not help unless they are nearly hatched out. I have had chicks get stuck and have had to help but for the most part they hatch by themselves. Sometimes a chick can have piped for hours before it hatches and another chick pip and out within minutes.
     
  5. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    I only intervene if the chick has made a REALLY big hole and it's been hours since it made an attempt to get out of the shell.. sometimes a LARGE hole and a slow chick will dry out the membrane too much for it to hatch on it's own... even if the humidity is good
     

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