There can be a lot of uses for Turtle Eggs aside from just having an adorable Mob hatch. In Minecraft, Turtles have a niche use of getting a Turtle Shell Helmet that’ll help with breathing underwater and provide two different Enchantments if you use Turtle Scutes when crafting Potions. But before you get there, it may help to have a turtle farm going and figure out how to protect those eggs. Here’s how long it takes for Turtle Eggs to hatch in Minecraft.
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How Long Does it Take For Turtle Eggs to Hatch in Minecraft?
Turtle Eggs are notoriously delicate, even breakable if a player so much as sneaks or crouches too close to them. Not to mention that Zombies have the nasty habit of wanting to step on them if they sense them in the vicinity. In order to ensure that the eggs make it to hatch day, you’re going to need to make sure that there is no way that Zombies can reach them and that you can keep them in a loaded chunk.
Turtle Eggs need to stay within a player’s range so their chances of cracking increase. Turtle Eggs have a chance of cracking at random times throughout the day. They need to crack twice before they are actually able to hatch. This can happen at random ticks throughout the day but is much more likely to occur at night. Ticks are the measure of time in Minecraft, but the problem with Turtle Eggs is that the chance that they‘ll crack on a random tick is more likely to happen between the time of 3:36 AM and 4:33 AM.
Along with keeping the eggs protected, remaining in the vicinity of the hatching area, and risking mobs to stay up in the middle of the night, you have to wait on random ticks for the Turtle Eggs to hatch. Though the process is much easier at night, this can still take up to a week at the most for Turtle Eggs to Hatch with a couple of nights at the least. If in clusters, the Eggs will all hatch together, and thus you will soon have a farm of bustling little Turtles.