How long does it take for the chick to hatch, from the first pip?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by jenfork, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. jenfork

    jenfork Out Of The Brooder

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    I noticed the first pip around 9 am, this morning.
     
  2. ADozenGirlz

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    Quote:My experience has been 12-24 hours from first pip to hatch. Grab a cup of coffee, it's going to be a looong night! [​IMG]
     
  3. jenfork

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    I'm going crazy. Checking every few minutes.
     
  4. ADozenGirlz

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    Quote:I hear ya. I usually pull up a chair and sit near the bator with a beverage in one hand and my camera in the other. It's fun to take pictures as the stages progress AND post them for the rest of us to see!!! [​IMG]
     
  5. PoultryParadise

    PoultryParadise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first time I hatched eggs in a bator was on Christmas. I had been watching all morning and nothing but a few pips early that morning. Had to leave for family at dinner, and when I got back after midnight there were a handfull of fluff balls. I missed it all:(
     
  6. ADozenGirlz

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    Quote:That would kill me. After I see the first pip, I go into lockdown myself. NO leaving the house!
     
  7. PoultryParadise

    PoultryParadise Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yeah I know. I wanted to see them hatch, they were supposed to hatch the day before. But when its Christmas, you know...
     
  8. jenfork

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    I've been at home all day. Too cold to go out, anyway.....
     
  9. JustAChickenLittle&More

    JustAChickenLittle&More Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, I was waiting and waiting and waiting....now I have about six out of the shell, but they are still attached to the bottom of the shell. Except one. They are all breathing, etc., kicking every now and then. I keep checking on them. I have about 10 or so more eggs, no more pips yet. But I candled them yesterday and they were moving, so....I'm hoping. So as slow as these guys are, they may be fluff balling it around the bator in the morning. [​IMG]
     
  10. secuono

    secuono Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2010
    Virginia
    I'm always either at work or sleeping when mine hatch. So I'll say, 5-12hrs.
     

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