Hatching eggs

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by amz1111, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. amz1111

    amz1111 New Egg

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    My eggs have a tiny crack in them and in one i can hear it chirping. But they have been this way for 9+ hours and have not progressed any. Do i need to do anything?
     
  2. mich9510

    mich9510 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am by no means an expert but I recommend letting them progress on their own. 9 hours really isn't that long.
     
  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    I agree, I have heard of chicks taking 24 hrs. to progress to the next step, which is zipping - making holes all around the shell.
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    PS the tiny cracks are called "pipping." That starts the hatching process
     
  5. N F C

    N F C got coffee? Premium Member Project Manager

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  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Hello from Kansas and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our community! Best wishes and happy hatching! [​IMG]
     
  7. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under amz111 [​IMG] Welcome!

    As you have already received links to some great starting points, I will just wish you all the best.

    I hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     
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