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My eggs are hatching today! Me and my sister woke up to a very loud peep and we are so excited! One egg (bbs standard cochin) has piped (YAY) but the pip is on the small side of the egg. Is this ok? I know that we have been hand turning these eggs so i thought that might have something to do with it... nhu
Also Is it ok to take pictures with flash or to shine a flashlight in the bator? We feel it might be disturbing them. idunno AND Its ok if the chicks peep  before they pip right?

ALSO how long until the zip comes after the pip?


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Originally Posted by FizzyZow 

My eggs are hatching today! Me and my sister woke up to a very loud peep and we are so excited! One egg (bbs standard cochin) has piped (YAY) but the pip is on the small side of the egg. Is this ok? I know that we have been hand turning these eggs so i thought that might have something to do with it... nhu
Also Is it ok to take pictures with flash or to shine a flashlight in the bator? We feel it might be disturbing them. idunno AND Its ok if the chicks peep  before they pip right?

ALSO how long until the zip comes after the pip?


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Well its not advised to turn the eggs after about day 18, so that might be why your baby is pipping the wrong end. Many people take pics or shine lights in the bator during a hatch (just look at any of the other hatching threads, they are covered in hatching pics)
It actually normal for chicks to peep before they pip, it means they are ready to get out of the egg and into the big world. I would be worried if the chick DIDNT peep.
The zip usually comes within a few hours of the pip.
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post #3 of 22
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Originally Posted by Tanichca 
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Originally Posted by FizzyZow 

My eggs are hatching today! Me and my sister woke up to a very loud peep and we are so excited! One egg (bbs standard cochin) has piped (YAY) but the pip is on the small side of the egg. Is this ok? I know that we have been hand turning these eggs so i thought that might have something to do with it... nhu
Also Is it ok to take pictures with flash or to shine a flashlight in the bator? We feel it might be disturbing them. idunno AND Its ok if the chicks peep  before they pip right?

ALSO how long until the zip comes after the pip?


bunjumpyDyippiechickie


Well its not advised to turn the eggs after about day 18, so that might be why your baby is pipping the wrong end. Many people take pics or shine lights in the bator during a hatch (just look at any of the other hatching threads, they are covered in hatching pics)
It actually normal for chicks to peep before they pip, it means they are ready to get out of the egg and into the big world. I would be worried if the chick DIDNT peep.
The zip usually comes within a few hours of the pip.
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Congrats!!!!!!!


Ok! all of that sounds about right except for Yes I did stop turning the eggs on day 18. I am saying we hand turned them , we didnt have a automatic turner.

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You will hear them peeing inside the egg before they hatch.From the time they firstbreak through the shell to fully hatched can take up to 24 hrs. Taking pictures is fine as long as you DO NOT OPEN THE BATOR!!!!! If you open the lid the humidity will escape and the membrane in the egg will shrink wrap you chick making it imposible for them to hatch. Once they hatch you can leave them in for up to 24-48 hours, until the other eggs are done hatching, without food or water and they will be fine. The nutrition they get from absorbing the yolk will hold them over.

Good Luck and Happy Hatching

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Originally Posted by NoseyChickens 

You will hear them peeing inside the egg before they hatch.From the time they firstbreak through the shell to fully hatched can take up to 24 hrs. Taking pictures is fine as long as you DO NOT OPEN THE BATOR!!!!! If you open the lid the humidity will escape and the membrane in the egg will shrink wrap you chick making it imposible for them to hatch. Once they hatch you can leave them in for up to 24-48 hours, until the other eggs are done hatching, without food or water and they will be fine. The nutrition they get from absorbing the yolk will hold them over.

Good Luck and Happy Hatching

***WARNING: Hatching is VERY addictive***


Ok, thanks. and its ok that both of my vent plugs are open right?

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post #6 of 22

As long as your humidity is steady you should be fine.

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post #7 of 22
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Originally Posted by NoseyChickens 

As long as your humidity is steady you should be fine.


Well i do not have a hydrometer so I do not know.

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Originally Posted by NoseyChickens 

You will hear them peeing inside the egg before they hatch.From the time they firstbreak through the shell to fully hatched can take up to 24 hrs. Taking pictures is fine as long as you DO NOT OPEN THE BATOR!!!!! If you open the lid the humidity will escape and the membrane in the egg will shrink wrap you chick making it imposible for them to hatch. Once they hatch you can leave them in for up to 24-48 hours, until the other eggs are done hatching, without food or water and they will be fine. The nutrition they get from absorbing the yolk will hold them over.

Good Luck and Happy Hatching

***WARNING: Hatching is VERY addictive***


I had NO idea they peed in their eggs.  lau

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Originally Posted by debiraymond 
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Originally Posted by NoseyChickens 

You will hear them peeing inside the egg before they hatch.From the time they firstbreak through the shell to fully hatched can take up to 24 hrs. Taking pictures is fine as long as you DO NOT OPEN THE BATOR!!!!! If you open the lid the humidity will escape and the membrane in the egg will shrink wrap you chick making it imposible for them to hatch. Once they hatch you can leave them in for up to 24-48 hours, until the other eggs are done hatching, without food or water and they will be fine. The nutrition they get from absorbing the yolk will hold them over.

Good Luck and Happy Hatching

***WARNING: Hatching is VERY addictive***


I had NO idea they peed in their eggs.  lau


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