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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chicks & Dip, Jan 14, 2010.
I have 3 pips, but how long total does it take, from pip to chick.
There's no solid answer for that. I've had some hatch within an hour after the first pip and some take almost 24. The best thing to do is just sit on your hands and wait for it.
Rarely do I have a chick hatch within a few hours but it does happen. What is more usual in the hatches I've had were 12-24 hours, but some have even taken 72 hours! They probably pipped too early and sat for a while finishing adsorbing their yolk.
It really can take a long time from that first pip. Just sit and wait withut opening the incubator so humidity and heat stay correct and they come out on their own time (that's the hard part for me!)
4 pips. 5 cheeping. 1 left. 1 died.
4 chicks, 2 peeping!
I've had everything from one that pipped and zipped in 20 minutes (he came exploding out of that shell), to one that took 24 hours.
same here- lots take several hours- I get worried if I see a pip and nothing happens for 24 hours. Some pip and pop out in just a few hours. I think alot depends on how strong the chick is, and if it is perfect position in the egg. Also the shape of the egg probably helps some, and hinders other. I put a long skinny egg in the incubator last run- and was curious how it would do. It hatched when I was not looking...