How long after the first pip?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by HawaiiHorseGirl, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. HawaiiHorseGirl

    HawaiiHorseGirl In the Brooder

    Mar 21, 2010
    I have 13 turkey eggs in my Brinsea 40 Advance I stopped turning on the 29th at 24 days and upped the humidity to 80% and lowered the temp to 98.5. Yesterday (the 4th) One pipped I noticed it late morning, it appears to beginning the zip now (late morning the 5th) but none of the other eggs have pipped yet. Do they usually all start hatching around the same time? How long from pip to complete hatch generally? This is my first hatch so thanks for the help!

  2. mothersin2ition

    mothersin2ition Songster

    Apr 2, 2008
    Othello, WA
    Ive never hatched turkeys before but Im assuming that it would be the same...pip to hatch can be anywhere from 2 hours up to 36 hours or so. Once you have one pip, you'll generally start noticing the others pip from now until the next couple days.
  3. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

    Feb 2, 2009
    Southeast Louisiana
    I don't do turkeys, just chickens. With chickens, from pip until the chick has hatched can be pretty quick to more than 24 hours. I've had several that seemed to go straight to hatch, but maybe the pip was on the bottom where I could not see it.

    I've had hatches that were completely over about 24 hours after the first one pipped. All 17 chicks hatched that quickly. I've had hatches that took 3 days from first pip until all 15 chicks had hatched. I don't think there is any consistency. It can go either way.

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