How long from pip to zip???

horseyjess

Songster
10 Years
Sep 2, 2009
373
7
164
SW Florida
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?
 

Pascal PicklePants

Songster
9 Years
Oct 21, 2010
274
3
101
Boise, ID
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.
 

Dogfish

Rube Goldberg incarnate
9 Years
Mar 17, 2010
1,922
16
161
Western Washington
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.
 

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