How long?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pek, Nov 1, 2011.

  1. pek

    pek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long does it take for a chick to hatch?
     
  2. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most chicks hatch on day 20-21. They can take 24 hours to come out of the shell.
     
  3. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    Most of my chicks hatch on day 20 but some wait until day 21.
     
  4. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    20-21 days and about 8 hours pipping :)
     
  5. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    from what i have read and the replys i have gotten it all depeands on the way you incubated. i have read that some had eggs hatch on day 18 all the way to day 28 for chicks. if temp was to low it will be a late hatch if a bit to high early. basiclly they come when they are ready although the norm is at 21 days. i have read that it can take them up to 48 hours to hatch all the way out
     
  6. pek

    pek Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should I help the chick and how if i do?[​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2011

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