Baby finally pipped... *Update* 25 hours later w/ pic.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Webbigail, Feb 24, 2009.

  1. Webbigail

    Webbigail Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 7, 2008
    Bay Area, CA.
    Help please? It's my first hatch so I'm worried something is gonna go wrong. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2009
  2. scbatz33

    scbatz33 No Vacancy, Belfry Full

    Jan 23, 2009
    South GA
    does it look like it's moving at all? Mine took over 24 hours after it pipped. As long as you can see it moving or hear it, it's just taking it's time.

    Chicks pip on day takes alot of energy and 2 more days to get out of that shell.
  3. the_eagle69

    the_eagle69 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
    Far SW VA
    yep and some even take longer to pip and some times longer then to hatch so just give some time
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Patience. 24 hours or longer from the time a chick pips the egg til it will zip (hatch) out. They rest and finish absorbing the yolk sac.
  5. cluckychick

    cluckychick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 29, 2008
    South of KCMO
    I had one pip yesterday morning and then did nothing, last night I thought it was a goner, woke up this am to a brand new baby chick. Patience.
  6. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sit on your hands. Do not Open the bator. Patience, Patience, Patience.
  7. BamaChicken

    BamaChicken Orpingtons Bama Style

    Nov 14, 2007
    Just give it time. My last hatch last week the first on to pip was the last one to hatch. I did not open the bator. I thought it might be dead cause I couldn't see anytning but had to leave the house for a bout four hours and when I got back it was hathced. Took that chick way over 24 hours
  8. chickedydoodaa

    chickedydoodaa Taking a break

    Feb 8, 2009
    Philadelphia PA
    I had 3 pip this morning too, no progress since, they are cherpin so are alive. Don't worry, forget about it for several hours and check back again later [​IMG] my 3 are two days early, so I don't expect them to to arrive any time fast, the other 25 nothing has happened, early bloomers, watch for late ones too.
  9. Webbigail

    Webbigail Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 7, 2008
    Bay Area, CA.
    Thanks for everyone's responses. Mine's 3 days over due so I'm like freaking out a little... like pacing back and forth in front of the bator.

    This is as far as he's gotten 25 hours after he first pipped. He's still moving around. I just wanna make sure this is normal.
  10. jay1995

    jay1995 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 27, 2009
    St. Augustine, Florida
    I heard that you should assist after 24 hour after he pipped. I dont exactly know but. There was a thread asking when to assist. So please take a look. Thanks.

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