5 have pipped since 12pm but not zipping agh!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by vetgirl00us, May 18, 2010.

  1. vetgirl00us

    vetgirl00us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am not opening the bator this time. Lockdown was supposed to be today and when I went to check and take eggs out of the turner I had an egg with a pip in it. My temp is steady and I put a wash rag in the bator so my humidity is now 65% and holding. I now have 5 pips after just checking thru the window but they are not zipping. I can still hear cheeping. I'm very worried and nervous. I had chicks die last time when I put too much humidity on the bator but I don't want stuck chicks either. My ambient humidity is about 48%.
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    65% is PERFECT!!!!! Give them time to hatch. By the time they pip, most chicks are needing a rest. Of course the one I now call Osama Bin Laden went from pip to hatch in 15 minutes.
     
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  3. austinmama

    austinmama New Egg

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    I just had my first hatching today. 5 so far with 2 almost out. It can take a long time between pipping and zipping. The first pipped last night about 9pm and didn't emerge until about 1pm today. So, be patient. They'll come.
     
  4. austinmama

    austinmama New Egg

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    I just had my first hatching today. 5 so far with 2 almost out. It can take a long time between pipping and zipping. The first pipped last night about 9pm and didn't emerge until about 1pm today. So, be patient. They'll come.
     
  5. vetgirl00us

    vetgirl00us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks guys! i have an osama! he pipped, zipped and is out drying. sooooooo cute! its so much nicer not having dead chicks this go round! i have 4 more that have pipped and im waiting but i HAVE NOT opened my bator!
     
  6. eggsited chickens

    eggsited chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had one that pipped in the morning and didn't hatch until 12 hours later. This was on day lock down day and I wasn't ready for any hatching yet! Needless to say, I quickly got everything together and did lockdown.
     
  7. vetgirl00us

    vetgirl00us Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that's pretty much what i've had to do today. I'm glad I got home from work early.
     
  8. missionarywife

    missionarywife Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How fun! I have 6 hatched and 2 pipped. Going to be gone for the day and hoping to come home to a bunch more.
     
  9. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hope you came back to a bunch, but I have known them take a whole 24 hours about it,
    Sandie
     
  10. iamcuriositycat

    iamcuriositycat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My duck eggs nearly always take 48 hours from pip to zip. It's AGONIZING. So 12 hours seems like not much to me, lol! I wouldn't worry for at least 24, anyway. It's probably fine. [​IMG]
     
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