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Eggs just started piping, how long until they fully hatch?

post #1 of 9
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I heard chirping coming from my incubator today and went to check it out.  I saw that 3 of the eggs had little cracks/holes from the chicks.. I guess that's called piping?  Anyway... how long from when they start piping should it take them to hatch?  tongue

Thanks a bunch!

French Cuckoo Marans, White Silkies, Silver Dorkings, Black Bantam Cochins - White, BlackShoulder & India Blue Peafowl - Black Spanish/Bourbon Red Mix - Golden & Chinese Ringneck Pheasants - and I can't leave out my Pomeranian & Chihuahua - Currently incubating: Cameo, White, Blackshoulder Peafowl, Black Ringneck, Yellow Golden, Silver, Reeves, Red Golden & Chinese Ringneck Pheasant eggs
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French Cuckoo Marans, White Silkies, Silver Dorkings, Black Bantam Cochins - White, BlackShoulder & India Blue Peafowl - Black Spanish/Bourbon Red Mix - Golden & Chinese Ringneck Pheasants - and I can't leave out my Pomeranian & Chihuahua - Currently incubating: Cameo, White, Blackshoulder Peafowl, Black Ringneck, Yellow Golden, Silver, Reeves, Red Golden & Chinese Ringneck Pheasant eggs
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post #2 of 9

Give them 24 to 48 hours.

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post #3 of 9

It can take 24+ hours or they can be out in an hour.  Just sit on your hands and leave the lid shut!! smile

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I'm a Farmer/Rancher  Wife,Mom & Grandma  No Farms, No food. 
If you want house chickens and ducks in diapers then this is the forum for you.
I've got 50+ years of poultry experience, but this 'poultry' forum isn't for me anymore.
If you're going to complain about farmers, don't do it with a full belly or a mouthful.
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post #4 of 9

ditto do not open bator. They still have absorbing to do and they will zip and hatch when that is finished. They know when they are ready.

post #5 of 9

It will take as long as it takes. smile  I've had some that pipped and hatched overnight, others that took 3 days.  Just leave them be... smile

post #6 of 9

GTguy;  zipping is when they crack the shell around the egg and make it like a cap to pop out of.  Lots of folks don't know that.  I didn't til a few months ago. 
Sounds like they are doing what they are supposed to do.  They will be out before you know it.  Keep the lid on the bator!

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post #7 of 9
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Thanks everybody for the great responses, I really appreciate it.

They ended up hatching during the night, so I woke up this morning to find 3 new baby chicks.  I moved them to the brooder, dipped their beaks in the water (which I have rocks in the waterer so that they do not drown, but they can access the water).  They were mainly still sleeping/resting when I had to leave for work, so I hope that they will be ok today and learn to drink/eat.  big_smile

French Cuckoo Marans, White Silkies, Silver Dorkings, Black Bantam Cochins - White, BlackShoulder & India Blue Peafowl - Black Spanish/Bourbon Red Mix - Golden & Chinese Ringneck Pheasants - and I can't leave out my Pomeranian & Chihuahua - Currently incubating: Cameo, White, Blackshoulder Peafowl, Black Ringneck, Yellow Golden, Silver, Reeves, Red Golden & Chinese Ringneck Pheasant eggs
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French Cuckoo Marans, White Silkies, Silver Dorkings, Black Bantam Cochins - White, BlackShoulder & India Blue Peafowl - Black Spanish/Bourbon Red Mix - Golden & Chinese Ringneck Pheasants - and I can't leave out my Pomeranian & Chihuahua - Currently incubating: Cameo, White, Blackshoulder Peafowl, Black Ringneck, Yellow Golden, Silver, Reeves, Red Golden & Chinese Ringneck Pheasant eggs
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post #8 of 9

This is helpful, I had one that piped last night, I was concerned because nothing has happened since then (12 hrs).  I thought my chick quit on me. Today is day 20 and I am checking for peep sounds, movement, zipping, something today. The waiting is torment.

post #9 of 9

what about ducks????? mine pipped at night, I don't kow when tho, it is now 10:15 and no progresss, just a tiny outwards dent. :/

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