Help needed AsAP

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

  1. caroline50

    caroline50 Hatching

    Apr 23, 2011
    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 ?

  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

    Aug 25, 2008

    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 Songster

    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 Hatching

    Apr 23, 2011
    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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