Chick has been peeping in egg for 24 hrs with no pips yet.

nordahlbunch

Songster
11 Years
Apr 14, 2010
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California
I have a chick inside an egg that has been peeping since yesterday morning. It has not started piping the shell yet, just rocks the egg and peeps. We are at 20 days but I'm concerned that it will run out of air. How long can it breath in the air cell before it NEEDS to make that first pip?
 

gryeyes

Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers
10 Years
Sep 22, 2009
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My slice of heaven in Somerset, CA
I don't know the answer to the specific question you posed, but I do know that as long as you hear it peeping, it's okay. I've had eggs that peeped, unpipped, for two whole days.

I was anxious, too,
 

jerseygirl1

Crowing
12 Years
Jun 20, 2009
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Orange County, NY
Every time that happens to me, I swear I will never touch it again,but I do and I always regret it. My suggestions is to leave it alone. At 20 days, it may just be very vocal about his grand entrance
 

banjoejoe4783

VILLAMIL FARMS
9 Years
Oct 6, 2010
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westville ok
the chicks will bust throuhgt there air sack up to 3days before they hach i would not wory some times i can here pipiing for 2 or 3 day before they pip the egg shell
 

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