Is a chick ready to hatch before day 21?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by missychicky, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. missychicky

    missychicky Songster

    Jun 10, 2009
    Milwuakie. OR
    Is a chick ever just waiting inside the egg, gathering its strength? When Is it fully developed? Could you possibly hatch a chick early by cracking its shell?
  2. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    No, If you try to remove the chick early, it will probably bleed to death. Once they start bleeding, death is almost certain.

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