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Chick Pipped Last Night but No Movement Since

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by LeonieJane, Mar 21, 2012.

  1. LeonieJane

    LeonieJane Out Of The Brooder


    Just wanting to know if this is normal or not.

    My very first egg pipped at about 9pm last night...It is not midday and there doesn't seem to be any progress...Is this normal?


  2. Glenmar

    Glenmar Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 17, 2011
    They can take 24 hours from pipping to get started. You should be OK. Is your humidity high enough?
  3. Arielle

    Arielle Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 19, 2011
    Massachusetts, USA
    I usually give a pipped egg 24 hours to start zipping. I have found that these chicks are glued and need assistance to get out. I carefully look for veining and stop and wait as necessary for the veining to be absorbed. Then finish opening the egg to see what's going on.
  4. LeonieJane

    LeonieJane Out Of The Brooder

    It hasn't started to zip yet though...It just punched a hole in it.

    What do you mean glued?

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