Thought this would be a great time to show the new hatchers an actual timeline of a chick hatching (NOTE TIMES)
TIMELINE of a silkie chick HATCHING!
MONDAY 5 PM noticed external pip
TUESDAY DAY 20 9AM STILL RESTING,
hole slightly larger but chick is NOT zipping!
2 PM TUES. CHICK IS ALREADY OUT!
missed the last quick zipping!
Silky on the left, two CCL hatched at the same time!
ITS IMORTANT TO NOTE:
THIS CHICK TOOK WELL OVER 24 hours to hatch! and absolutely normal!
EXAMPLE of why I tell everyone if they have a malposition (pipped wrong end)
its chirping and getting air LET THEM ALONE just note the time and keep an eye on them!
These are usually the first pips you can see, because they are both the internal and external pips.
I got lucky to catch a video of one today....
EXCUSE the WHITE OUTS thats the bator lights kicking on and off sorry!