How long?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by luckeydog, Dec 16, 2008.

  1. luckeydog

    luckeydog New Egg

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    How long should it take for a chick to break out of it's egg shell.

    one of my chicks just started to break a hole through its shell. So far it has been about 5hrs. should i help it? (I would not think so)

    will the chick suffocate ?
    I can hear the chick peep from time to time.

    so the question how long should i wait for the chick to break out?
    if X amount of hours pass should I help it out of it's shell?

    I am very excited hatching my first chick.

    Luckeydog

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  2. chickenchickenbulkbulk

    chickenchickenbulkbulk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congradulations on your first chick, I am sure it will come out on its own. It can take up to 24 hours. You sound like me, I am really anxious to see what is coming out of the shell. Don't open your bator either, ok. Keep us posted ok. The answer is no. The chick will not suffocate. [​IMG] Good Luck
     
  3. chickenchickenbulkbulk

    chickenchickenbulkbulk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    By the way Luckeydog welcome to this forum. [​IMG]
     
  4. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

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    I had one pip Sunday before 3pm. It still had not zipped at bedtime (9pm). I went to bed thinking it would be dead in the shell the next morning. When I went out to open coops and checking on mama hen, out popped that chick and another that had pipped during the night! She was little wobbley at first, but she's going string today!

    Good luck with your chicks! It's soooooo exciting when they pop out and fluff up!

    (By the way, I love your tagline "Wind Turbines are a lot funner to watch than solar panels". That's so true! [​IMG] )
     
  5. luckeydog

    luckeydog New Egg

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    wow thanks for the fast reply's.

    ok great i will keep an eye on them through the looking window.

    I am expecting about 9 more chicks. I keep seeing the eggs wobble around in the incubator.

    i will post some photos when they hatch.

    thank you again.

    Bryan "aka Luckeydog" [​IMG]
     
  6. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

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    Hope you have a great hatch [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    It can take up to 48 hours for a chick to fully hatch !! Some take longer than others. Sometimes the first to pip can be the last to hatch, The more you want them to come out the longer they take.

    Make sure your hum is at 65%ish and like someone else said KEEP YOU HANDS OFF THE BATOR ( I know its hard )

    [​IMG] Cant wait to see pics !!
     
  7. luckeydog

    luckeydog New Egg

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    I decided to get a photo of the little peeper.

    It must be a lot of work for the little fella to crack that egg.
    I think it has been 8 hrs. or so and this is all the progress the chick has made.

    I guess I must just hurry up and wait.

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  8. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    UPDATE ??? Did the chick come out to play yet ??


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