How long after zip?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AlexKilpatrick, May 25, 2011.

  1. AlexKilpatrick

    AlexKilpatrick Out Of The Brooder

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    I went into lockdown yesterday afternoon. I had one chick hatch this morning, and one egg zip. It has a good crack along most of it's diameter. However, all day it has done nothing more. I read that zip->hatch is usually very fast. At what point should I be worried? Is it likely to be still absorbing the yolk at this point?
     
  2. jcfuente51

    jcfuente51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    most likly he is still absorbing the yolk as long as he stikll movs and he has air he be ok they also slepp alot [​IMG]
     
  3. AlexKilpatrick

    AlexKilpatrick Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't know how to tell whether it is moving, other than just staring at it for a long time.
     
  4. jcfuente51

    jcfuente51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    nothing yet? any movements?
     
  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Chicks take up to 24 hours to hatch. Some pip early then rest and absord the yolk more before they are actively hatching. Be patient.
     

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