Day 21...pip but no hole? Is this normal?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by peepswiththepoof, Jun 19, 2010.

  1. peepswiththepoof

    peepswiththepoof Songster

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    It's Day 21 - FINALLY! And it's my first time...so I have no idea what's going on! When I woke up this morning, I noticed a little circular crack in one of the eggs, but no hole...I could hear peeping inside. Is this how it goes? Or is the chick not going to make a little hole? Ahh, please let me know!? Thanks!
     
  2. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Crowing

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    Yup, he's tunneling through, I noticed they get tired very quick, so it does take some time. He'll stop for awhile and you will want to reach in and give him a hand, but don't!! He's in no rush! (Or she)
     
  3. peepswiththepoof

    peepswiththepoof Songster

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    Oh so good to hear....I keep looking through the glass about every 3 minutes! Hehe, it's the most exciting thing ever!
     
  4. Red&Yellow

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    Oh yes it truly is. This is my third time hatching, and I keep being drawn to the bator~
     
  5. peepswiththepoof

    peepswiththepoof Songster

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    Red&Yellow :

    Oh yes it truly is. This is my third time hatching, and I keep being drawn to the bator~

    I'm just hoping to catch the chicks in the act! Have you had the joy of doing so?​
     
  6. clothdiaperingmom

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    Ive done alot of hatchings this spring/summer thus far. And each time is just as egggsiting!!!
    I have gotten pics of them hatching! Its awesome.
    But its just as awesome to get up to 2 or 3 new chickys in the bator!!!
    Good luck!
     
  7. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Crowing

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    Quote:Ditto!!!!!!!!!!
     
  8. peepswiththepoof

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    YAY! The pipped one zipped....and HATCHED! A little black Silkie!

    Another question though - I had two eggs in lockdown, and the first one hatched but the second hasn't even pipped, is this normal? Or is it not going to make it? I would hate to have a loner chick!
     
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  9. Congratz on your chick!
     
  10. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Crowing

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    Quote:I would wait as long as possible before opening the inicubator to see if it hatches - sometimes they are late sleepers and wait until you are cleaning out the incubator - had that happen last week. The hatched chick can stay in the incubator for 36 hours.
    I know it's very hard to have patience and just wait..........................
     

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