HELP! Eggs pipped this morning but no zipping yet

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cmcnealy, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. cmcnealy

    cmcnealy New Egg

    Apr 18, 2012
    They've made a hole large enough to stick their beaks out and chirp and move periodically but by 5pm they still hadn't zipped? Will they zip eventually? At what point do I try to help them? How do I help them? Do they ever just give up and die after pipping? I appreciate any advice!!! This is my first time hatching eggs :) Thanks!
  2. bayvistafarm

    bayvistafarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have just started myself... and it sounds like everythings normal. Don't help. My first chick pipped at 7pm Thurs. night, and didnt hatch until 6am the next morning. So, thats nearly 12 hours! I had 17chicks hatch from 18 eggs. Sunday morning at 10am was the time the last chick hatched.
  3. bayvistafarm

    bayvistafarm Chillin' With My Peeps

    How did you make out?

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