Egg peeping but no pipping...? Help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BrittneyChick, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. BrittneyChick

    BrittneyChick New Egg

    Aug 4, 2012
    Okay so my egg started peeping on day 18 and it is day 19 and no pipping.. Is this normal? Also do I have to turn the temperature down in one the last 3 days till hatching, and if so what temperature.. Is it needed, does it have to be turned down?
    And I wanted to ask about how long can a chick breathe in it's air sac before the air supply runs out? Thanks.
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2012
  2. Cindiloohoo

    Cindiloohoo Quiet as a Church Mouse

    Dec 19, 2009
    Southwest TN
    This is normal. You only turn the temp down enough to maintain 99.5 degrees, otherwise I'd leave it alone, sometimes it doesn't need adjusted. I rarely have to adjust mine. A chick can breathe just fine, because the shells are porous anyway. Sounds like you're a bit nervous, it'll be fine! Try to just enjoy the process. [​IMG]
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  3. BrittneyChick

    BrittneyChick New Egg

    Aug 4, 2012
    Okay, so my egg finally pipped a few hours ago... It has not made anymore progress since then and its been a few hours.. So when will they keep continuing .
  4. sweety13

    sweety13 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 23, 2012
    Sometimes it takes 24 hours or more, really you just need to keep busy and be patient...Goodluck :) Iknow, easier said than done,lol!

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