How long from pip to hatch? Please help a novice!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickenkerri, Dec 14, 2009.

  1. chickenkerri

    chickenkerri Out Of The Brooder

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    I have an egg in the bator right now who has been in the same position all day. It has made a very small hole and I hear it chirping every so often but the hole is not getting bigger...there is certainly no "zipping" going on. How long can it take from the first pip to a complete hatch?

    Thanks in advance! [​IMG]

    Kerri in NC
     
  2. bigdawg

    bigdawg AA Poultry

    Jun 28, 2009
    middle tenn
    it can take 24 to 48 hrs. watch the humidity.
     
  3. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    24 hours, maybe a little more. Back away from the incubator, and don't open it! [​IMG] Happy hatching!
     
  4. chickenkerri

    chickenkerri Out Of The Brooder

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    I'm really confused about the humidity thing. I've only hatched one other group of chicks with the same bator. I didn't read the directions all the way and NEVER added any water after the initial addition. All the chicks hatched except for two. Now that I know about the humidity issue, I'm totally paranoid about it. [​IMG]
     
  5. Ban seabhag

    Ban seabhag Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 28, 2009
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    Oh man do I know that feeling! The more I learn the more terrified I get! I hope I have it right this time! [​IMG] Too bad I can't ask a broody how she does it, though she'd probably just say, "Now let me see to that egg, Honey, before you hurt yourself."
     
  6. Suechick

    Suechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So, do you know what your humidity is at? Mine have pipped anywhere from 6 hours to 36 hours from hatching. It is nerve racking to wait but it is best to just wait.
     
  7. chickenkerri

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    It looks like it runs between 50-65.
     

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