how long to zip once started

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by poulet, May 28, 2008.

  1. poulet

    poulet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a chick that has started to zip , it's about 1/4 way round but has now stopped for about 3 hours has done nothing. I had another one last time that did this and died as I just left it for too long so I am relly nervous and don't want the same thing to happen. How long do you all think generaly it takes once they have started zipping ? HELP !!!
     
  2. poulet

    poulet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    phew it has now hatched [​IMG] so no stress ( well until the other 11 are out too !!!)
     
  3. Jubaby

    Jubaby Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Glad to see it made it out okay!

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  4. gervais22

    gervais22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay well done

    Mine has started to hatch but the membrane is still there and has blood on it, i'll just leave it for now.
     
  5. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    From a pip to zipping out "can" take up to 24 hours......they rest, learn to breathe and are absorbing the rest of their yolk sacs...

    Something else could have been going on with your other chick for it to have died in the shell after almost zipping out...weak chicks are the ones that usually don't make it...
     

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