do some eggs take longer than others after the pips?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by [email protected], Feb 2, 2012.

  1. Tylerkaz@gmail.com

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 chicks that hatched today, they hatched this afternoon. i see pips on the others but they haven't hatched yet, is it normal for them to take longer (by longer i mean longer after the first pip)? the are green eggs the one that have hatched are brown. one egg i put in a day later, the ones that have hatched where not due till tomorrow).
     
  2. tmoore8595

    tmoore8595 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some will pip,zip, and hatch in 20 or 30 minutes. Others will take 24 hours or longer. I think it has something to do with whether or not they have absorbed the yoke sac when they pip.
     
  3. Tylerkaz@gmail.com

    [email protected] Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oh, OK. my first one struggled to get out of the egg, but the second one got out real quick after it started (but i think he was encouraged by the first one).
     

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