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Hatching chickies for the first time, few questions

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bettacreek, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. Bettacreek

    Bettacreek Overrun With Chickens

    Jan 7, 2009
    Central Pennsyltucky
    I had a hatch of button quail, now I'm on to frizzle and sizzle chickens. They're in the hatcher now, one is hatched, two are pipped. What I'm wondering is, the first one pipped, then took a day to zip and hatch, and now, HOURS later, it's still very wet. The two pips that I have have been pipped for almost an entire day. My button quail were pipping, zipping, hatching AND dried off within a few hours. Are chickies slower just because they're larger or what?!
  2. L*A*G*

    L*A*G* Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 19, 2008
    planet chicken
    it's not becuz it's a chicken but becuz of the chick itself.
    if it hasn't hatched in 24 hrs then help it.

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