New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

pipped but not hatching

post #1 of 2
Thread Starter 

I have 6 easter eggers in a styrofoam incubator.  Today is day 20 and this morning I noticed 3 have pipped.  By afternoon, two chicks are completely hatched.  Three eggs are doing nothing and 1 hasn't made any progress at all.  I'm afraid the pipped chick is dead, how do I know?

post #2 of 2

:welcome

Eggs can take up to 24 hours from first pip to zip. Every egg hatches different, so I wouldn't worry about the pipped egg at all if the chick pipped on the right end (near the air cell). Sometimes a pipped egg will just sit there for a long time, then suddenly you'll start to see a bigger crack!

Chicken eggs hatch day 21 (if temps have been right). I'd say you're right on time with the other eggs. They may pip tonight, and hatch day 21. 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1088873/styrofoam-incubators-club ---Come join us! 

~Below Paradise Poultry~

 

Reply

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1088873/styrofoam-incubators-club ---Come join us! 

~Below Paradise Poultry~

 

Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Incubating & Hatching Eggs