"HELP" THEY SHOULD HATCH BOXING DAY? BUT ONE HAS JUST PIPPED

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by olpoll, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. olpoll

    olpoll Chirping

    they should hatch on boxing day but one has just pipped

    this is my first time hatching,

    is this normal ?

    can they pip two days early and still hatch ok?

    [​IMG]
     

  2. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    This might sounds so dumb.... But boxing day would be ?? So sorry !!!

    Yes they can pip early and take a day or 2 to hatch !!
     
  3. PortageGirl

    PortageGirl Songster

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    Boxing Day is the day after Christmas in the UK
     
  4. chickNjake

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    I didn't know that either [​IMG]
    there will always be some early and some late, I think they'll be fine! [​IMG]
    Good luck!
     
  5. olpoll

    olpoll Chirping

    Quote:sorry yeah the day after Christmas

    whats it called in the USA?

    i don't know why we call it boxing day in the UK most people go out drinking and fighting when they finish work on the Friday before Christmas they call it... MAD FRIDAY "LOL"

    happy Christmas to my friends over the pond
     
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  6. eggzettera

    eggzettera Songster

    The only reason I opened this thread was to see where the OP was from I had assumed Canada - goes to show about "assumptions".....
     
  7. the1much

    the1much Currently Birdless Hippy

    ive had them pip on day 18 and be just fine [​IMG]
     

  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Give the little guy at least 48 hrs. They often do pip early, but I've had early pippers be last hatchers!!!
     
  9. PortageGirl

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    Quote:sorry yeah the day after Christmas

    whats it called in the USA?

    i don't know why we call it boxing day in the UK most people go out drinking and fighting when they finish work on the Friday before Christmas they call it... MAD FRIDAY "LOL"

    happy Christmas to my friends over the pond

    "whats it called in the USA?".... *cough* errrr... we call that the day after Christmas. *shifty eyes* LOL,,, sorry!!! I just couldn't resist! My sense of humor gets the better of me some times! It's just not any kind of holiday here. [​IMG] No nobility here to hand things out to the serfs you know! (If I remember, that's where it came from originally) *grumble, now I'm going to have to google it*
     
  10. AppleCrisp

    AppleCrisp In the Brooder

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    Boxing day is the day after christmas where everything is on crazy sales. Sorta like I think, black friday in the states?
     

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