Help needed AsAP

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by caroline50, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. caroline50

    caroline50 New Egg

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    Hi all,

    Htching some eggs for the first time and had 1 egg start cheeping and its started pipping, however have not heard anything for about an hour ? Is this a bad sign or is the chick just resting ?

    thanks
     
  2. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    Just resting. Give it time... It'll pop out! Good luck!
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    It can take a looooong time from pip to hatch. I don't even pay attention until they pass the 24 hour mark now, in the past I got very wound up! Probably just resting, hatching is hard work.

    Happy hatching! [​IMG]
     
  4. ScissorChick

    ScissorChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 17, 2010
    Under Your bed
    Yes it is just resting. It can take up to 48 hours for a chick to hatch, and somtimes

    longer. [​IMG]
     
  5. caroline50

    caroline50 New Egg

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    Thanks all ! New to this and a bit nervous as we didn't only put them in the incubator 7 days ago, Im guessing that they were under the hen for longer than first thought ?
     

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