From pip to hatch... how long?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Kavellion, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. Kavellion

    Kavellion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have 6 Appenzeller Spitzhauben eggs in a Brinsea mini and 2 just pipped. So now I am wondering how long before I see lil chickies?
     
  2. Kavellion

    Kavellion Chillin' With My Peeps

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    here are the pip pics [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  3. abritton77

    abritton77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To me it seems like the first ones to pip take longer, up to 24hrs. Its been my experience that the first ones usually take about 12 hrs and then it seems to speed up. I think that when you get a few chicks running around it causes the others to want out. I have had one that I let go for 24 hrs with little progress and then when I helped it out it died. Out of about 60 that I have hatched s far this year its been the only one to die.
     
  4. texaschickmom

    texaschickmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think it depends on the chick. I've got 14 chicks in my bator now. Some took 12 hours, some 1 hour or less. Or maybe it's the humidity. I don't know. There are so many variables, it's hard to figure it all out! [​IMG]
     

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