how long does it take to get out of the egg?

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how long does it take to get out of the egg?
« on: July 25, 2010, 19:49 »
hi, question is in the title really, how long from the chick first breaking through to it coming out fully?

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Re: how long does it take to get out of the egg?
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2010, 19:54 »
it can take hours - some seem to start then rest whilst others pip and then next minute you turn around and there they are.
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Re: how long does it take to get out of the egg?
« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2010, 19:55 »
I had one take less then 10 minutes and another over 24 hours - that's why I use a broody as otherwise I couldn't stand the waiting!

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Re: how long does it take to get out of the egg?
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2010, 20:47 »
thats a bit of a relief then, my first one broke through with a small hole around an hour and half ago it was breaking bits of shell off and poking its beak out of the hole but for about the last half hour i havent seen it move, i guess it must be resting! their not actually due to hatch untill tomorrow! will it be ok if its not out before i go to bed? wont i need to put it in the brooder with the food and water?

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Re: how long does it take to get out of the egg?
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2010, 22:35 »
im starting to worry a little now its been nearly 3 hours since there was any movement! is this normal?

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Re: how long does it take to get out of the egg?
« Reply #5 on: July 25, 2010, 23:55 »
my first egg to start still ant moved i think its not made it, just had another one hatch out in about 15 min

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Re: how long does it take to get out of the egg?
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2010, 07:52 »
I've had a couple take more than 24 hours from pip to hatch.

However I've had more than a few who pip then fail to hatch for whatever reason... though often it is because they have pipped in the wong place.

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Re: how long does it take to get out of the egg?
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2010, 08:24 »
It is best to leave newly hatched chicks in the incubator for at least 24 hours to dry out. They have food for at least that amount of time. :)
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Re: how long does it take to get out of the egg?
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2010, 08:27 »
Most of mine hatched out within the hour, although one unfortunately died just after hatching  :(. Have you tried listening to the egg; any sounds, cheeps, pecking noises? Does it still feel warm to the touch. Unfortunately it doesn't sound too good if there hasn't been any movement  :(. It may be for the best if it was very weak or ill. It's still very sad to think of one not making it though

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Re: how long does it take to get out of the egg?
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2010, 09:26 »
the chick never made it out of the egg! i feel like i should have helped it but like Tazzy said if it couldnt make it out on its own it was probably not meant to be!  :( never mind i still have one! gona pick up some day olds in a couple of days if none of the others hatch so its not al alone! its jus bumbleing around on its own and falling over!

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Re: how long does it take to get out of the egg?
« Reply #10 on: July 26, 2010, 11:11 »
Do you have to alter/lowere the humidity in the incubator after they hatch if keeping them in it for 24hours. Ours was set at 65% for hatching and all hatched now. I'm not sure whether to leave it at hatching settings or to change them. Maggie



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