How long from pip to zip???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by horseyjess, Mar 7, 2011.

  1. horseyjess

    horseyjess Songster

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    I was wondering because I am only on day 19 going on 20 now but had 5 eggs pip at about noon. Just barely a pip but I look close so could see it. How long can they stay like this?
     
  2. KellyHM

    KellyHM Crowing

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    Up to 24 hours
     
  3. Pascal PicklePants

    Pascal PicklePants Songster

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    seems like they can stay that way for weeks! But yeah, sometimes they will pip, nap for up to 24 hrs then burst into a flurry of activity.......usually when you walk away from the bator.
    Be excited! Cheer them on! but let them do their work on their own, they know what they are doing.
     
  4. Dogfish

    Dogfish Rube Goldberg incarnate

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    Only my 3rd time with my incubator.

    Came home tonight, had 4 new chicks in the incubator, 4 eggs pipping. Ate dinner, had 6 chicks and 7 pipping. I just go and check on them every hour and make note of their progress. One pipped and zipped in about 30 minutes. Another one has just been taking its own sweet time since 6pm.
     
  5. Rock-n-Roo

    Rock-n-Roo In the Brooder

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    This was my first hatch and the 14 of 17 that hatched rested before zipping about 12 hours on average.
     

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