Did I just ruin my hatch? And hatching question.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Whitewinterwolf, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. Whitewinterwolf

    Whitewinterwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2011
    Massachusetts
    The directions said that on day two I should take the rotatter out and put a bit of paper towel down.
    Well, as I did I picked up a pipped and peeping egg...
    Did I just ruin my chances of it hatching???
    And how long does it take for it to hatch once it is pipped?
     
  2. Me & Jack

    Me & Jack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, you haven't ruined it, I'm sure. But keep that lid on and wait until day 22 or so to get them out so you don't lose any more humidity.
     
  3. williamsl77

    williamsl77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not ruined... give it 24 hours. Keep the incubator closed until all hatching is done (and/or 24 hours comes around for that pipped one).
     
  4. Me & Jack

    Me & Jack Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh, as for hatching after a pip, it can take anywhere from 4-6 hours to 12-18 hours at the most -- typically. Don't give up if it take a little longer.
     
  5. Whitewinterwolf

    Whitewinterwolf Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2011
    Massachusetts
    Oh thank back yard chicken its not ruined...
    Thank you guys!! I was very worried for a moment.
     

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