How long after pipping?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hoping4better, May 27, 2011.

  1. hoping4better

    hoping4better Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got 8 hatched of 9 eggs under a broody. They all hatched between yesterday morning and this morning. The last egg pipped this morning, but still no hatchling.

    Momma hen still hasn't given up and is desperate to get that baby hatched. I picked it up and held it to my ear and could swear I felt movement, so I quickly put it back under her.

    My question is when do I give up?
     
  2. lavenderlakefarm

    lavenderlakefarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Give it another day. It's not going to hurt them staying under her and you never know they could be slow bloomers so to speak.[​IMG]
     
  3. Greenleggedhatch

    Greenleggedhatch Out Of The Brooder

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    Yeah I would leave it under her for now, mama hen will know when to move on.
     
  4. hoping4better

    hoping4better Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YAAAAAAAAA!! Good advice guys!

    9 out of 9!!! She just hatched the last one minutes ago! I'm so happy!

    (Not bad for refrigerated medium farm eggs) These girls never cease to amaze me!
     

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