How long from pip to hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gessieviolet, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. I was very surprised this afternoon to get in from a trip to find one of my bantam eggs which are due to hatch Tuesday pipped. Found it about 3 pm and til now nothing has happened since I moved the eggs into a hatching basket. I have not hatched chickens before so I am at a loss as to what to expect. Was under the impression that it would take 21 full days before I saw any results.
  2. CindyS

    CindyS Songster

    Apr 14, 2008
    Geneseo, Illinois
    Usually 24 hrs from pip to hatch. Normally you will see pips on day 20, then hatch on day 21. I have about 20 broodies right now, some are crowding three to a nest, and sometimes the hens lay a few eggs after I gather or I miss one, of course these eggs have 24 hrs incubation on them when I gather. So If I have a few hatch on day 20 I know what has happened:D
  3. Usually it is around 12-24 hours.
  4. Eggseronious

    Eggseronious Songster

    Mar 6, 2008
    East Tennessee
    The chick will take a 30 min to 8 hrs rest after he makes the pip. Then after the rest he will start till the finish.

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