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How long after pipping should chicks hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Donnigan, May 10, 2016.

  1. Donnigan

    Donnigan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today is day 21. About 7 hours ago one of the chicks broke a hole in the shell it has been chirping and moving. Do i need to help it?
     
  2. Donnigan

    Donnigan Chillin' With My Peeps

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  3. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    No. 7 hours is nothing. Chicks can take up to 24 hours. I don't recommend interfering until 18-24 hours. The egg to chick vascular system needs time to shut down. Attempting to help before this happens can result in a perfectly healthy chick dying from bleed out because the veins in the membrane were ruptured.
     
  4. Donnigan

    Donnigan Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you! Also when should the others start hatching? They haven't been moving or chirping.
     
  5. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    Usually if the other eggs are going to hatch you'll see some sort of action from them over the next 24 hours. At least internal pipping.
     
  6. SunHwaKwon

    SunHwaKwon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a chick pip externally Friday morning and not hatch until Saturday afternoon. Give it time!
     

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