How much air is in an aircell?

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  1. Poultator

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    Curious as to how long a chick could go between internal pipping and external pipping. I know it isn't an exact number, but approximately how long can the process of pipping take before the chick breaks through the shell? I'm asking because the eggs I have incubating are known to have thick shells, and the temp/humidity hasn't been very reliable through incubation. As of right now I have one that internally pipped a little over six hours ago.

    I am wondering if I will need to intervene via '
    Artificial Pip​
    ' just so that s/he can breathe. At the moment it is still moving and making noise, but definitely a bit quieter than this morning. Thoughts?
     
  2. AmyLynn2374

    AmyLynn2374 Humidity Queen

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    They usually have at least 24 hours of air to breath.
     
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    Thank you for your quick reply! I am a worrier, but now I can relax a little knowing it's perfectly normal.
    It has been a long time since I have hatched chicks, so I am a little nervous I am going to mess up! [​IMG]
     
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