How long after pipping before hatching?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CobraFnD, Sep 8, 2011.

  1. CobraFnD

    CobraFnD Out Of The Brooder

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    Bear with me... I have an egg that was pipped after I got home from church last night. It has not hatched yet. It is just a really small peck in the side. How long before I should be concerned. This is my first hatch.

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  2. marlene

    marlene Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine hatched 24 hours after the first external pip
     
  3. Katy

    Katy Flock Mistress

    It can take 24+ hours from pip to starting to zip and hatch.
     
  4. ChicksinFL

    ChicksinFL Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am still very new myself but can tell you the first egg we hatched out this am took roughly 7 hrs from pip to hatch. I don't know if this is fast or slow. I have two more in there now that are into hour 5 and 2 since external pip no more movement from either.
     
  5. CobraFnD

    CobraFnD Out Of The Brooder

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    I guess this answers my question!! [​IMG]

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  6. Lacrystol

    Lacrystol Hatching Helper

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    OMG how adorable, don't rush the process just let them do there job. It's the only way to be a big strong chick.. I know the waiting game STINKS...
     

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