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June 30th, 2013 (11:45 AM).
Like the Cutlerine and Phantom said before me: the chapter needs to be what's comfortable for you to accomplish. Whatever it takes for you to feel like you moved the plot and/or character development far enough.
Length doesn't have much to do with anything. As long as you can check off the two above things and the length fulfills the minimum word count for a chapter, then you should be good. And interested readers will read them, no matter the length.
For me, my average word count for one of my chapters is between 6000 and 10,000 words, but that's just my style and what I enjoy writing. So, just do what you enjoy doing and keep up the quality, and readers will respond positively. If they don't, then you should not change your style to fit their needs unless there is something legitimately wrong in your formatting.
Your story comes first. It's your tale you wish to tell. Don't let things like chapter length and readers mess with it.
Good luck with your story.
Knightfall signing off...
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