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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by freshjohnfarm, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. freshjohnfarm

    freshjohnfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    How long does it take for the hatchling to actually come all the way outta the egg once it has began pecking its way out
     
  2. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    How long is it taking for the chicks to make an appearance? BTW, chicks don't peck their way out of the egg but instead cut or slice their way out, using the only tooth that a chicken will ever have, its egg tooth.

    When a chick hatches it means getting all the way out of the egg (at least in should) and that should take 21 days give or take a few hours.

    Piping is not the same as hatching. Piping is the start of the hatching process and can be thought of as beginning with the first peep hole the piping chick makes in its shell.

    New chicks are strongly influenced and helped in the piping and hatching process by the presence of large numbers of other piping eggs (all at the same stage of development) in the incubator or nest. The peeping and chirping of nest mates has been scientifically shown to goad all hatchlings to greater and higher efforts to get out of the egg. It is almost like the little biddies know that the last chicks in a clutch of eggs to hatch will likely start life at the bottom of the pecking order and they are determined not to start life at the bottom.

    In a well set clutch of eggs by the 22 day all chicks that are going to hatch will have hatched, and they should be dry and active. If not look at your egg production, handling, and hatching procedures. There are other reasons for hatches to take longer, like power interruptions, poor nutrition and health in the brood roosters and laying hens, or poor incubation practices.
     
  3. freshjohnfarm

    freshjohnfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks
     

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