How long does it take???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cluckcluckluke, Nov 20, 2012.

  1. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    How long does it take from the time a chick pokes its beak through the shell till its fully hatched or is able to get out.
  2. AlienChick

    AlienChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 9, 2010
    Glasgow, KY
    Usually happens within 24 hours, but can take up to 48 hours. I've had some pip and exit the shell within 30 minutes and others take as long as a day and a half.

    If the pipped egg was exposed to air (e.g., by the incubator being opened), the chick could get shring-wrapped and be unable to escape from the egg.
  3. cluckcluckluke

    cluckcluckluke Overrun With Chickens

    Oh O.K, thanks, my eggs are under a broody and Ive already lost one chick due to because it couldn't escape the shell so i was just wondering in case another one take way to long. The chick that gave up was only at it for a day though.

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