What is the fastest you've ever seen a chick hatch?

Kelly FG

Songster
13 Years
Jan 13, 2007
376
1
163
Ridge
I got my first pip ever at around 12:40 under my broody-
what's the BYC record for the fastest total hatch of one chick???
 

Willjg

Songster
11 Years
May 9, 2008
241
1
129
Tuckerton
Hey there!

Thats a great question!

With regular chicks... I had a silkie hatch once very fast over a 1 hour period...from the time it peeped, shell cracked, until it totally came out of the shell.

But by far the fastest to hatch were the Coturnix Quail.... Literally, they were popping out ---like popcorn---as I sat there watching the incubator. I think 3 or 4 came out in the few minutes I sat there watching. It was incredible!

Take Care,
Bill.
 

Grillo

In the Brooder
10 Years
Jun 9, 2009
44
5
24
The first time I hatched I had humidity up like 70+ percent and they suddenly just popped out, I really rarely saw any of them do the routine pip, zip, hatch. I'd look at the bator and see nothing, come back half and hour later and see two more chicks!!! All wet. But that was also my worst hatch as I only hatched 12 out of 20 The last two hatches I've set humidity around 65% and I can see very clearly the hatching process and I hatched over 85% Good luck.
 

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