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how long for eggs to hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Loretta212, Sep 29, 2011.

  1. Loretta212

    Loretta212 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 27, 2011
    Meriden ct
    So i can hear some chirps and see some cracks how long does it take for the chicks to make it out? this is my first hatch
    thank you !
  2. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    From pip, usually a few hours... some will drag it on for over 24 hours though... so it all depends..
  3. Gypsy07

    Gypsy07 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 4, 2010
    Glasgow, Scotland
    From pip, usually AT LEAST 12 hours. In my experience anyway. So don't be too quick to worry or to think you have to steam in there and 'help' them to hatch. Some of them even take well over 24 hours, like CCourson says. They all have their own little timetables, so just try to sit back and relax and give them time to do their thing...
  4. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

    Jul 17, 2009
    Some eggs will take as long as 48 hours from pip to hatch. 24 is a good general number, but know some are just slow to absorb the yolk sack.
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

    Nov 18, 2007
    My Coop
    Quote:I agree. Some will take minutes and some will take hours.

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