How many hours does it take for chicks to hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by racoxy, Aug 27, 2011.

  1. racoxy

    racoxy Out Of The Brooder

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    I am so excited. Have our first two chicks hatching from our incubator.
    How long does it usually take for them to hatch completely?
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    Last edited: Aug 27, 2011
  2. builderone

    builderone Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From pip to breakout varies 10 minutes to 20hours depends on the chick.
    Chad
     
  3. Tiss

    Tiss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's been 12 hrs on my first pip now. I'm starting to freak out, but don't want to mess with anything. The chick is still chirping. [​IMG]
     
  4. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    It can take well over 24 hours from pip to starting to zip.
     
  5. Tiss

    Tiss Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I guess mine decided to have a good night's sleep. It's starting to zip now. [​IMG]
     
  6. racoxy

    racoxy Out Of The Brooder

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    They're both out of their eggs now!! However, one looks like it still has some of the egg lining stuck to it's vent/butt. Do I leave that alone or do I try to peel it off?
    They're both chirping and kind of laying around. I know that's pretty normal for the first day or so, right?
     

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