To hatch turtle eggs in Minecraft, follow these steps:
- Find Turtle Eggs: Turtles will naturally lay eggs along the edge of the sand in the Beach biome. If you’re having trouble finding turtle eggs, you can breed turtles to create a nest of eggs.
- Increase the Random Tick Speed: Turtle eggs can take a long time to hatch. To speed up the hatching process, you can increase the random tick speed. The default random tick speed is 3, but you can increase it to a higher value, such as 100, using the /gamerule randomTickSpeed command.
- Protect the Eggs: Turtle eggs are vulnerable to zombies, zombie villagers, husks (in deserts or near deserts), zombified piglins, and drowned. To protect the eggs, light up the area around them and create a safety fence so that no mobs can enter and break the eggs.
- Wait for Hatching: The hatching process takes place during the day, but it is quicker at night. On average, it takes about four to five in-game days for an egg to hatch, which is approximately two hours in real life. Players must stay within 128 blocks of the turtle eggs for them to hatch.