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how long till they hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by trunkman, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. trunkman

    trunkman Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 26, 2009
    Rock Hill SC
    I just need to refresh my memory and forgot how long it takes for a hatch, I'd like to time it for relatives so they can see them hatch and probably raise a flock of their own, they will be here for about 3 or 4 days and I'm hoping I can time it just right for them to see them hatch. If I remember correctly it is 21 days, am I right?
  2. ChickenPrnces

    ChickenPrnces Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 2, 2012
    Deerfield, NH
    I assume we are talking chickens here!!!! Yes they take 21 days! I was always told the easiest way to time it right is 3 weeks! So if you set on Saturday then three Saturdays later is the day they should hatch!
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    Great idea to get the relatives involved. It's why I always love doing New Years Day and Easter Hatches because their is always friends and family around.

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