How long does pipping take

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by terrilhb, Jan 21, 2011.

  1. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2010
    Georgia
    Have 1 egg that pipped around 8:30 this morning. Had a 2nd one around 11 am. The 2nd seems to be doing well. The 1st is rocking but no further progress. And the other 10 have done nothing. I hear cheeping but see nothing? [​IMG]
     
  2. TheSpiceGirls

    TheSpiceGirls Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh, the suspense would be killing me. [​IMG]
     
  3. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2010
    Georgia
    It is. I am about sick
     
  4. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    I Got told it could take 16 hours.
     
  5. chicken-owner-31

    chicken-owner-31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got told it could take 24. [​IMG] You will have some tonight probably!!! [​IMG]
     
  6. happyhens44

    happyhens44 BroodyAddict

    Apr 25, 2010
    Northern WI
    or by the time you wake up [​IMG]
     
  7. Baralak

    Baralak Chillin' With My Peeps

    After the external pip, it could take up to 24 hours before zipping. When they externally pip, that is when they start to absorb the yoke sack. After that has happened, they have a very little bit more room to move around inside of the egg. This is when the zipping starts. But just to externally pip wears them out.
     
  8. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2010
    Georgia
    Thank you Baralak. I will stop worrying so much than. Thanks again
     
  9. epitman2

    epitman2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hang in there terri ive got 2 eggs that pipped about the same time and they are doing the same as yours. Hang in there chicken buddy [​IMG]
     
  10. chicken-owner-31

    chicken-owner-31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Terr! Where arrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee you? What's happeneing now? [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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