16 Hour Pip and NO HATCH

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by JesikaD01, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. JesikaD01

    JesikaD01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is my first hatch and I have an egg that has been pipped by atleast 6am and it is now 9pm with little to no progress...should I be concerned?
     
  2. Gardeningmama

    Gardeningmama Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, normally with regular chicken eggs, mine are out within 12 hours of pip. Not the rule, just how it goes for me. Bantam eggs take a bigger break , so 16-18 hours would be normal for them. Pay attention to the chirping, if it has weakened, or sounds like it's in trouble. If so, I would step in, and only slowly peeling back a small bit of the shell. The membrane in the shell is a network of veins that are directly connected to the chick through the umbilical cord. It's possible and common to break one of these veins when peeling them out. If you see fresh blood at any time put it back. The chick hasn't absorbed the blood yet and it is not ready. Wait a while and try a bit more again. It is a slow process, but has to be to be done right. Also, no matter how much shell you are able to remove the chick has to be the one to push itself out. It is a horribly important step in the chicks development, and something it neeeds to do for itself. All that said, I would still give it a couple more hours, as long as it doesn't seem distressed. Good Luck!!
     
    Last edited: Dec 18, 2012
  3. JesikaD01

    JesikaD01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! I woke up to a brand new hatched chick!
     
  4. Gardeningmama

    Gardeningmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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