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How long after pipping until they hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gibbychicks, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. gibbychicks

    gibbychicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I know this info is somewhere here, but I don't have time to find it. Our eggs were peeping this morning and now there are, cracked areas (no holes, just cracked and raised shell)[​IMG]

    Here's the problem, after three weeks of carefully watching and taking care of our broody hen in our back porch, we finally have something happening.
    and.....the kids have soccer try-outs this afternoon!:eek:

    We are hoping we don't miss the big event!! we only have two eggs out of eight left, so we don't have a lot of chances to see it happen. [​IMG]

    Does anyone have any idea how long it will take under a broody hen once thay start to pip??
     
  2. AK-Bird-brain

    AK-Bird-brain I gots Duckies!

    May 7, 2007
    Sterling, Alaska
    anywhere from 2 minutes to a couple of hours.
    Relax, go to your soccer try outs and when you get home you can meet the new babies.


    edited cause I reread your post, sorry I dont mean to downplay the excitemetn of the hatch. especially since you only have 2 eggs left but, some things you just cant rush.
     
    Last edited: Apr 27, 2008
  3. gibbychicks

    gibbychicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm not sure who's more excited my three kids or myself!!
    We decided to go to soccer and what ever happens, happens, but I sure will be bummed if I miss it!
     
  4. AK-Bird-brain

    AK-Bird-brain I gots Duckies!

    May 7, 2007
    Sterling, Alaska
    My wife went out and got a wireless security camera (~$100 at radio shack) to put in the coop so she wouldnt miss a thing.
    We can play it on the big screen as picture in picture (PIP) or whole screen for Chick-O-vision. Also hooks to a vcr so we can play back to figure out who laid what egg.
     
  5. gibbychicks

    gibbychicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Well, we went to soccer (left a little early) and......WE HAVE A CHICK!!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] Still waiting on the other egg. Looks like we're in for a long fun night.
     
  6. aberfitch

    aberfitch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ongrats!![​IMG]
     
  7. gibbychicks

    gibbychicks Out Of The Brooder

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    The other egg hatched! yeah!!! [​IMG]
     
  8. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Aww congratulations! Now we need pics! lol
     
  9. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Congrats..can't wait to see pics! [​IMG]

    Jody
     
  10. rockyroo

    rockyroo Out Of The Brooder

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    one of mine just took 10 hours
     

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