how long does your hatch last?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by millebantam, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. millebantam

    millebantam Songster

    Nov 24, 2008
    Little Rhody
    Let's just say you set 2 dozen eggs. On day 21 the hatch begins, with the first pip. On average, how much time does it usually take for the last one to hatch, from start to finish? I'm just curious as to everyone elses results.
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I usually give them 48 hrs from first pip to last out.
  3. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Occasionally I have some that hatch a day before the others, and some that hatch a day or two after, but most of them hatch within 24 hours. I still leave them in there till day 23, just to make sure.
  4. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

    Mar 3, 2008
    If the incubator has been held pretty stable, it's usually within 24 -48 hours for chickens. With the bobwhite quail, mine all pip, then as if someone fires a starting shot they're all hatched within an hour! [​IMG] Talk about "popping"!

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