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Originally Posted by MeepBeep View Post

I generally rotate them upward so I can better observe zip progress, but it's not necessary if the pip is on the air cell side of the egg... I's much more critical to turn it upright if it's pipped on the wrong side were there is no air cell, but even then many hatch perfectly fine with no intervention...

It's definitely on the air cell side and it hasn't broken all the way through yet. I can hear very faint chirping. Is it OK that it hasn't broken through yet? It has been about 6 hours already
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Originally Posted by MeepBeep View Post

I generally rotate them upward so I can better observe zip progress, but it's not necessary if the pip is on the air cell side of the egg... I's much more critical to turn it upright if it's pipped on the wrong side were there is no air cell, but even then many hatch perfectly fine with no intervention...

It's definitely on the air cell side and it hasn't broken all the way through yet. I can hear very faint chirping. Is it OK that it hasn't broken through yet? It has been about 6 hours already
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Perfectly OK, a small crack is all that is needed to help facilitate fresh air exchanges it doesn't need to be a 'hole' from that point it can take 24 hours and sometimes longer to progress to zipping, some birds take a long break before zipping others zip right away, no rhyme or reason...
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