how long could it be from internal pip to hatch

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by momofchicks, Jun 14, 2009.

  1. momofchicks

    momofchicks Songster

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    I saw the internal pip at 4pm and now it's 9:30 and no pip externally. I'm sure most people don't even know when they internally pip but how will I know if I need to help? [​IMG]
     
  2. Goose and Fig

    Goose and Fig Grateful Geese

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    It could be 2 or 3 days until hatch. As long as your humidity is up around 70% you shouldn't need to help. Most times helping does more harm than good. The chick may have pipped- but haven't absorbed the yolk yet, and have vital veins running throughout the shell. Be patient!
     
  3. al6517

    al6517 Real Men can Cook

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    It may take a day or two, if your temp & Humidity are set fine you are in good shape. just have some patience, some will pip and quit so be prepared for that.

    AL
     

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