max time between first and last hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Rorie, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. Rorie

    Rorie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Got home from work last night to find a chick! I had hopped that this morning there would be more, but no.

    i know they dont need food or water for the first 48 hours, but i want to move mum and chick(s) to another coop. So how long should i leave mum before knowing the others wont hatch?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    I'd give them another 12 hours at least.
     
  3. FeatheredFreind

    FeatheredFreind Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have had them take as long as 2 1/2-3 days. My last hatch on the third day I took all the eggs and shells away that didn't hatch(at least thought I did) next day my 5 chicks turned into 6. She had to of had it tucked up under her wing.
     
  4. FeatheredFreind

    FeatheredFreind Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can move her to a safer location but I would move her eggs too.
     

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