How long to wait?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by luvzmybabz, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. luvzmybabz

    luvzmybabz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an egg that pipped at 8:30 this morning (day 20) just the tiny first crack and nothing at all since them no movement no more pipping nothing should I wait and if so how long?
     
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I've had them pip and then not hatch til 24 hours later....patience!!...
     
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  3. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine hasn't done anything either. I wonder if it has to do with it being at the wrong end? My little pip is the size of a pea and it is breathing, peeping and wiggling. How about yours? I was told be a breeder that she doesn't help any, because she wants a stong flock.

    Anyone have any advice for luvmybabz???
     
  4. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've heard wait 24 hours...And if you have to intervene then, it's up to you...I personally won't let one die in the shell, but i have a lot of pet chickens!!
     
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    I've never had one pip at the wrong end...but I always never help a chick hatch...its strong if it does it on it's own....I've never had one die...
     
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  6. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I should add this is my first hatch...Some of the day olds I got last year weren't well when I got them, one only has one leg...Didn't have the heart to cull him...Just like my silkie with 2 vents (posted on behavior and egglaying)
     
  7. luvzmybabz

    luvzmybabz Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well this am between 1 and 4 the pip became a little bigger and part of it is raised where I can see her breathing and everyonce in a while take a nip at the shell still only in pipping stage but I will not interfere as long as I now she is Moving breathing etc. and she has been talking up a storm
     
  8. Tuffoldhen

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    Patience......
     
  9. cherndon712

    cherndon712 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] I've been talking to mine, and they aren't pipped yet!! My button quail start chirping if I whistle...Try that!! Coax that little fluffy butt out!! [​IMG]
     

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