hear chirping, tapping in the egg..longest you've waited for pip?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by citychickers, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. citychickers

    citychickers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We've got 5 eggs left in our bator (see other thread) but what's the longest time you've had to wait for a pip? We've been hearing one chick chirping now for almost 14 hours, but no pip or break-through on the shell at all.

    Anybody have any advice??? [​IMG]
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    What day are you on? Pips usually happen anywhere from day 19 thru 21....Always the evenings of day 20 here for me at home...
     
  3. citychickers

    citychickers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These eggs are on day 22 and 21.
     
  4. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
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    I know you dont want to hear this but I am on day 24 with no pips. Yes they are still moving.
     
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  5. citychickers

    citychickers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What are you hatching Steve? We're having/hatching Red frizzle cochin bantams here.
     
  6. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    Trying for some porcelain d'uccles. Got one but nothing else yet. Also today is day 16 on my button quail but no quail yet.
     
  7. mobe_45

    mobe_45 Out Of The Brooder

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    did you raise the humidity? should be up over 85% for pipping.
     
  8. katrinag

    katrinag Chillin' With My Peeps

    NO not 85%. Keep it at 65% give or take a little.
     
  9. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    50%-60% is best and thats hwat mine is always at for a good hatch. I guess the breed has something to do with it for me? are d'uccles hard to hatch or something?
     
  10. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    I get my best hatches about 55% no more than 60%. Any higher and I would worry about them drowning.
     

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