how long does the pipping stage go on for after the first pip help please

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by azzamc, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. azzamc

    azzamc Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I saw that 2 of my eggs had a crack at about 1.30pm and now its 9.00pm and nuffing has changed can you help I'm worried and nuffing is happening
     
  2. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    its fine it can take up to 24 hours for a chick to hatch
     
  3. azzamc

    azzamc Out Of The Brooder

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    Should it hatch over night ?
     
  4. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    the longest it has taken a chick for me to hatch was around 10-15 hours and it hatched while i was sleeping granted i am only on my 3rd hatch, the fastest chick to hatch was 30 mins. it all depends on the chick some take a few mins while some take longer. i wouldnt be to worried
     
  5. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Try really really hard to not open the incubator and to not assist the hatch. I have a pipped egg in my bator now that I noticed was pipped at 11 am, so far, nothing more. Hatching is a trial in patience.
     
  6. azzamc

    azzamc Out Of The Brooder

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    Its hard not to help them its my first time incubating and just want my first chick
     
  7. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    helping them can be more harmfull than just letting them be, you could actually kill the chick if you help to soon
     
  8. Blarneyeggs

    Blarneyeggs Overrun With Chickens

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    Correct me if I'm wrong, but what happens next is... A completely different egg with absolutely Nothing going on, will Pip, Zip, and Hatch all while you're still waiting on, and worrying about that first trickster.
     
  9. Dirty Dozen

    Dirty Dozen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I find that if you go to bed or out of the house when you come back you have a bunch. :)
     
  10. Blarneyeggs

    Blarneyeggs Overrun With Chickens

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    Good strategy Dirty Dozen, LOVE the Avatar!!
     

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