How long from peeping to pipping?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Rhondax6, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. Rhondax6

    Rhondax6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard the chick peeping in it's egg under the hen yesterday. How long after you hear peeping should it begin pipping and zipping? This is our first hatch. TIA!
     
  2. hlf1996

    hlf1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had my first pip this morning! I heard peeping and then 30 minutes later a pip! But now the eggs are taking forever to zip [​IMG]
     
  3. yinepu

    yinepu Overrun With Chickens

    for us.. peeping to pipping is usually 24 hours give or take.. (that is assuming we heard it when it first started to peep)
     
  4. Rhondax6

    Rhondax6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ARGH It was peeping loudly yesterday and today I haven't heard anything although I'm not near all the time. I might have a stroke before it's over!

    hlf, how long has it been since it pipped?
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2011
  5. hlf1996

    hlf1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It pipped around 9 this morning
     
  6. Shauna's Silkies

    Shauna's Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is zipping!! and is piping where they start to breack the shell!!! haha
     
  7. hlf1996

    hlf1996 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Shauna's Silkies :

    What is zipping!! and is piping where they start to breack the shell!!! haha

    Step 2- Pipping Externally- Is when they break a piece of shell off
    Step 1-Pipping Internally- Is when you start to hear peeping
    Step 3- Zipping- When the chick breaks the shell all the way around so they can get out​
     
  8. Rhondax6

    Rhondax6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    9 am this morning, ugh! Although I wish I could see the eggs and they weren't hidden from my view. I'd like to know what the heck is going on in there!

    It's been about 30 hours since I heard it peep. I hope everythings ok! [​IMG]
     
  9. Shauna's Silkies

    Shauna's Silkies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks sooo much!!! none of mine have started to zip or pip and im on day 24 ahhhh!!
    best of luck with your chicks!! haha [​IMG] [​IMG] thanks again
     
    Last edited: Jul 22, 2011
  10. Rhondax6

    Rhondax6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    36 hours since I heard it peep and still nothing. I don't think I'll make it through is! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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