how long from pipping to hatching?

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  1. quailtrail

    quailtrail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok my 1st set were quick hatchers. This is my 2nd now day 18. I have had one pipping for a few hrs now. How long before I need to worry. I swear my 1st hatch zipped and popped right out!!!
     
  2. SIMZ

    SIMZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wait another 12 hours and then start to ask how much longer until you worry! [​IMG]

    Sometimes they sit there pipped for a LONG time. Best of luck with your hatch!!
     
  3. quailtrail

    quailtrail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks...waiting patiently. ..NOT. lol!!!!
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    They can go days between pipping and hatching. So give them a few days. :)
     
  5. quailtrail

    quailtrail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok there us still just one pipped. The hole is bigger. He was chirping away this am and pecking away slowly. My 10yo has been calling me every hr with an update. She is a wreck. I chec ked on it all nite
     
  6. quailtrail

    quailtrail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well it was having trouble breathing and struggling per my husband. ..as I was driving home from work...an hr drive. Said leave it alone...but they were getting worried and panicked. So DH pulled apart some pieces and helped him out... last thing I said was not to touch it. Now its laying there moving its legs like its trying to get up but its body can't. It looks like a plucked bird all pink with an occasional fluffy strand. :'(
     
  7. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend Staff Member

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    It is never good to help them out. Many times they don't survive or you end up putting them down. If they can't get out of the shell by themselves, then usually they are too weak to continue with life. So sorry.
     
  8. quailtrail

    quailtrail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Agreed! I was so angry I couldnt even look at DH last night. I said not to do anything unless I was there :( Our baby hatchling did not make it.
     
  9. veggiecanner

    veggiecanner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    chicks can be replaced , Good husbands can't.
    Get some more eggs and try again.
     
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  10. quailtrail

    quailtrail Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I know...we had a ceremony for it per my 10yo request. She painted a rock and placed a mini bird house by it. So sweet.
     

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