First Pip - Then how long?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by countyroad1330, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. countyroad1330

    countyroad1330 Thunder Snow 2009!

    Oct 15, 2007
    Oklahoma!
    After a chick makes the first visible pip, how long before it should be hatched out completely? I am so worried about this batch, they've been through alot. [​IMG]
     
  2. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    It can vary so much...I've had eggs that I never even saw the pip.....all of a sudden there was zipping and a chick or I've also had them pip and 24+ hours later they were still the same way.
     
  3. luvzmybabz

    luvzmybabz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cammie I have gone 36 hours from Pip To Zip and I have had them hatch in about 4 hours. I swear they are in there laughing at me till I leave the bator and them they make a mad dash for it.
     
  4. countyroad1330

    countyroad1330 Thunder Snow 2009!

    Oct 15, 2007
    Oklahoma!
    [​IMG] That's how I feel.

    Thanks guys, I really already do feel better. With my last batch I had one chick that sat there with a tiny pip for 3 days before I intervened. He's a big healthy boy now, but I felt bad for leaving him for so long!
     

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