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

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    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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