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hatching issue?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickencutie, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. chickencutie

    chickencutie Out Of The Brooder

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    Jul 22, 2010
    Nazareth
    :woottoday our 2nd attempt at hatching chicks finally succeeded! As of now we have 2 of 5 eggs hatched. Question- there are 2 that are definately alive b/c the eggs are moving but haven't hatched yet. it's been that way since before 7am. Everything we've read says not to help the chicks out of the shell. Should we anyway b/c it's taking this long or do chicks really take over 12hrs to break out?
     
  2. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
    I have had them take 24 hours after pipping. And I have had hatches take 2 to 3 days to complete. Sometimes they rock for 2 days and then bust right out. And then there is always a quitter.........
     
  3. chickencutie

    chickencutie Out Of The Brooder

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    Jul 22, 2010
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    don't worry about it right now?
     
  4. ghillie

    ghillie Hen Pecked

    Nov 13, 2008
    Colorado Springs, Co
    How are they going now?
     

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