How long does it take

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  1. Kateluvchickans

    Kateluvchickans Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi Im new to this chicken hatching thing, and I started hatching six eggs in a homemade incubator for a school project. Today, on day twenty three, one of them started making a crack, then a hole. It was at it for a while, then it stopped. Does this mean its tired, and will start to hatch again later? Or is it over? I can see some movement once in a while, but overall not too much.
     
  2. animalwild

    animalwild Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sometimes it can take twenty four hours for the chick to fully hatch! It's probably tired so give it some time. Best of luck!
     
  3. Kateluvchickans

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    Thanks so much! I was really worried[​IMG] And also do they hatch at different times? because the other five have no movement.
     
  4. Kateluvchickans

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    Thanks so much! I was so worried
     
  5. animalwild

    animalwild Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah and some might be late some might be early
     
  6. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad to have you join us.

    The Learning Centre is a great resource, even for experienced poultry keepers - loads of info on anything poultry. https://www.backyardchickens.com/atype/1/Learning_Center

    These links may help you for the moment.
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/getting-started-raising-chickens
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/hatching-eggs-and-raising-chicks


    You may wish to consider joining your state thread as it will put you in touch with other BYC members in your area - just type the name of your state in the search box.

    All the best
    CT
     
  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC, again!
     
  8. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     

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