How long from pip to zip????? UPDATE CHICKS ARE HATCHING!! PICS!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hobbychick, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. hobbychick

    hobbychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am on day 21 and had 6 pips at 7:30 this morning. [​IMG] How long does it take them to zip. One pipped, zipped, and was out in like 10 minutes. The others have done nothing other then pip.

    Should I worry? [​IMG]
     
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  2. Chickenfeet

    Chickenfeet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    From what I have read, be patient!!! My 1st batch is in the incubator and due next Thursday. It can take a day or two for your eggs to hatch. I have read of chicks waiting till day 25 to hatch. All depends on the temp. during incubation. Good luck and please post pic's of your cute fuzz butts.
     
  3. embkm

    embkm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just be patient. My first 2 pipped just before midnight, they waited to hatch until I was at work and DH left for an hour to go pick up DD from school (around 3pm).

    If you run some errands, I bet they'll be waiting for you in the bator when you get home LOL!
     
  4. hobbychick

    hobbychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am a dog groomer, and I am trying to groom, watch the bator, and use the computer!![​IMG] I am a multitasker!![​IMG] OK I AM FREAKING OUT!!!!![​IMG]
     
  5. Orpington Poultry

    Orpington Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could easily take up to 24 hours. There is no given time on sip to pip. [​IMG] Watching makes it longer it seems. [​IMG] But it is so neat to watch them break out.

    Good Luck
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  6. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    My last hatch, I had one pip & then not even BEGIN zipping until 26 hrs. later. He finally hatched out and was just fine; going strong to this day!
     
  7. hobbychick

    hobbychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can not believe how stressful this is!!![​IMG] There is just so much anticipation!!! I feel sorry for the 1st chick who is trying to cuddle up to the eggs and it keeps peeping.[​IMG]

    Come on BABIES!!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. hobbychick

    hobbychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You were right. I left for a hour our so and came home and I now have 5 chicks!!!!! [​IMG] Also a couple more have piped. This is so EXCITING!!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  9. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    it never gets any less exciting! CONGRATS! Make sure to post some pics when you can!
     
  10. hobbychick

    hobbychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They just keep coming!!! 2 more!! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     

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