how long after internal pip to external pip?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kchristie77, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. kchristie77

    kchristie77 Out Of The Brooder

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    I had to take some eggs from my silkie hens outside because they had a seriously staggered hatch. Anyway, one hatched right away and I was able to bring him back outside with his moms (lol) but the others are all different stages.

    Question: One has internally pipped 36 hours ago...and still has not externally pipped? Could this be normal. I keep waiting for that external pip, but nothing. I fear he is disoriented in his shell or humidity is much different from his outdoor incubating with mom causing him to not be able to hatch correctly. I only know what is going on because of turning the other eggs, which are in default lockdown at 70% humidity because of this guy---who I thought would have hatched yesterday!

    I'm confused!

    Thanks for any advice....
     
  2. kchristie77

    kchristie77 Out Of The Brooder

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    he must have heard my desperation...he just externally pipped! Yaaaaaay!
     
  3. loupan

    loupan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG]:celebrate:ya:thumbsup yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
     
  4. amosygal

    amosygal Out Of The Brooder

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    Great! 36 hours nearly is the upper bound...
     

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