How long to wait after pip?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by donnap1967, Jun 20, 2008.

  1. donnap1967

    donnap1967 Songster

    Mar 15, 2008
    Northern NJ
    One chick hatched in nothing flat this morning. Pipped yesterday around 8 pm and this morning at 7 am it zipped and hatched within 30 minutes. One pipped at 3pm yesterday and 22 hours later it zipped 3/4 of the way but the whole egg was turning with it. I thought it was probable stuck and kept pushing for over four hours before I helped a little bit and it popped out. The membrane was tough.

    Now I have others that have been pipped for at least 24 hours and nothing more happening. Temps are 99.3-100.5 and humidity runs between 65-69%. Should I be worrying yet???
  2. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    you should be ok when my uncle incubated eggs 2 months ago his first egg pip on day 19 and didn't hatch till day 21 and when my chicks hatch the 1st time it took the 1st chick 24 hours to hatch from pip and out...

    the ones that are pip right now are they moving? and peeping?
  3. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Songster

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    iwould not worry yet dont open the bater the tempp and humidity sounds fine good luck

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