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Chicks on the way! Help please!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sabrina11, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. sabrina11

    sabrina11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello today is day 21 and I was wondering how long after the first peep will it take for it actually start hatching? It has been 6 hours so far since this peep! {\rtf1\ansi\ansicpg1252
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  2. FridayYet

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    Hi Sabrina.

    Unfortunately your picture didn't come through. Do you mean a pip? From the first break in the outer shell, it can take 24 hours for the chick to start zipping - which is breaking a circle around the eggshell to hatch. That process only takes 30 minutes or so, often less.

    Good luck on your hatch!
     
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    sabrina11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!
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    sabrina11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sabrina11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello this is Sabrina, I'm wondering why my chick is hatching and their is thick blood and the baby is still alive and chirping. What happened??
     
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    sabrina11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello this is Sabrina, I'm wondering why my chick is hatching and their is thick blood and the baby is still alive and chirping. What happened??
     
  7. FridayYet

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    The chick may have broken through a blood vessel while hatching. Is it out yet. And is it still bleeding?
     
  8. sabrina11

    sabrina11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No it's not out yet. And no it is not bleeding anymore. The chick that hatched was still in the incubator with the one that was hatching and it was helping it hatch and now the one that was hatching quit hatching and then it started bleeding. Will the chick live? And should I get him/ her out of the egg?
     
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  10. FridayYet

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    Sorry I didn't see this earlier. Hope the chick is out!
     

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