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First time hatch excitment and concerns

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Today is day 22 for our eggies and we're very excited, but i also have some concerns. Of the three to hatch due to hatch today only one has internally pipped and has only slightly externally pipped. Is this normal? Like shes only cracked the slightest little crack in the shell. As a first time hatcher i was sort of expecting her to bust a small hole right through the shell.
Should i help by giving her an air hole of sorts? I'm not sure how long shes been like that, when i went to bed last nght theyre were no internal or external pips but, i woke up to her internally pipped with just the ever so slight external pip, and has remained unchanging for about 2 hours now. If not now then when should i start to be concerned about her breathing abilities?
post #2 of 6
Wouldn't worry.

From first external pip. To starting to zip could take up to 24 hours.

They usually take a little break.
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Wouldn't worry.

From first external pip. To starting to zip could take up to 24 hours.

They usually take a little break.

xs 2 Many times all you see for the first few hours is a "bump" or crack in the shell. Then they will finally push a wee bit of shell off and sit like that a few more hours. I start investigating around 18 hours. (By making teh pip a little bigger to check on the position of the bird. Usually everything looks ok and I give them 24 hours before I start an actual assist.

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Okay, Wonderful! I was just concerned because in a lot of peoples posts, the pip is rather quick, and then I seen my little egg and her pip is rather slow. Thank you for your feed back smile.png I super appreciate it as I'm rather excited about these eggies.
well, technically they're my moms eggies, but I'm still really excited/nervous/anxious after reading so much in these forums I needed to actually ask.
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Okay, Wonderful! I was just concerned because in a lot of peoples posts, the pip is rather quick, and then I seen my little egg and her pip is rather slow. Thank you for your feed back smile.png I super appreciate it as I'm rather excited about these eggies.
well, technically they're my moms eggies, but I'm still really excited/nervous/anxious after reading so much in these forums I needed to actually ask.

That's what the forum is here for. ;) And :welcome

Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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Need help incubating/hatching? Are you more a hands on hatcher? Come visit us: http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1081034/hands-on-hatching-and-help

A guide to hatching from the hands on perspective: http://hatching411.weebly.com/

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That's what the forum is here for. ;) And :welcome

I'm so glad :) I'm excited for these little chickies 
and for the community support
I'm very much hoping all the little guys will do alright

such excite
and so many not wants for waiting


Edited by silkercoocoo - 3/29/16 at 11:28am
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