How long to break on through?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by doodle chicks, May 16, 2010.

  1. doodle chicks

    doodle chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi can anyone help me as my wife is starting to panic.
    We have 8 eggs (6 French Marans and 2 Manxies) in our home made forced air incubator, 2 of which have a small crack which appeared on day 21 but nothing else has happened for 12 hours. The crack is the same.
    My wife is tempted to help things along which I have manged to prevent so far.
    How long does it take for the chicks to break on through to the other side?
    All the best S
     
  2. incubatingisfun

    incubatingisfun Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 15, 2009
    Alaska
    a chick should hatch out within 24 hours of the first pip
     
  3. doodle chicks

    doodle chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks Matie, have a good day. S
     
  4. incubatingisfun

    incubatingisfun Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 15, 2009
    Alaska
    you too
     

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