Peeping from eggs, now how long for babies to hatch out?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Lobzi, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. Lobzi

    Lobzi Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have a broody hen on some eggs and yesterday, day 20 of brooding, I heard peeping coming from a couple of the eggs. I expected babies this morning but no....
    How long does it take the little ones to break out of their egg shells? Anyone time the process for an average time?
  2. Lobzi

    Lobzi Chillin' With My Peeps

    Found two babies finally. I feel better now. So I guess about 24 hours to pip out should do it.
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    Congratulations! Yes, it can take up to 24 hours or more for them to hatch. It's quite a process they go through, though sometimes they pip, zip and emerge in what feels like 5 minutes!

    How many eggs has she got?

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