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How much time from "Pip" to "Zip"

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by I'vegotchickenfever, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. I'vegotchickenfever

    I'vegotchickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed 2 eggs (out of 36) cracked a little about 4 hours ago. But nothing much has happened since. Am I overly anxious? The temp is 99.5; humidity about 70% - 75%. I hear occasional peeping. Is a crack the same as a pip?
     
  2. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

    Mar 20, 2008
    NJ
    I think the norm is up to 24 hours from pip to zip. I had a pip yesterday at 8am and it didn't zip until 12:30am. It seems like forever! Good luck![​IMG]
     
  3. newchickenfamily

    newchickenfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've had some super quick pips and zips and then I've had some take 24 hours +. Sounds like you have ideal hatching conditions, so they are probably OK! I've got some pipping today myself! [​IMG]
     
  4. Farm Frenzy

    Farm Frenzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually anywhere from 12 to 36 hours. I've had some that have taken literally 10 minutes, others almost 48 hours...[​IMG]
    It's agravating and nerve racking, I call the last 3 days "torture time".[​IMG]
     
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  5. I'vegotchickenfever

    I'vegotchickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had a pip yesterday at 8am and it didn't zip until 12:30am.

    Thanks. So, if I understand you correctly, you're saying it took yours about 16 hours? WoW! I have a one track mind...I go from BYC to bator and back to BYC. I feel like going to the feed store - get a couple just to get my mind off that bator![​IMG]

    I have to go back to work on Saturday....what am I gonna do??? how will I get my fix??? no...no puters at work for me.​
     
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  6. Farm Frenzy

    Farm Frenzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh are you kidding me? I always have to make sure that I'm gone when i have babies hatching, or I make myself crazy!!! I have nose smudge marks on my bator windows. Really it's quite pathetic.[​IMG]
    My husband says that I love my chickens more than him...I assure him that I do!!!!
     
  7. newchickenfamily

    newchickenfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

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  8. I'vegotchickenfever

    I'vegotchickenfever Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I always have to make sure that I'm gone when i have babies hatching, or I make myself crazy!!! I have nose smudge marks on my bator windows. Really it's quite pathetic.

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    It's like you're looking thru my window. But we gotta see our first hatches...and yes...it is pathetic.​
     
  9. luvmychicknkids

    luvmychicknkids Canning Squirrel

    Mar 6, 2008
    Floresville, Texas
    Do you recall me having one pip last night? She JUST hatched a few minutes ago. LOL It takes forever. If it takes an hour, it is forever. If it takes 24 hours, it is forever. Trust me!!! [​IMG]
     
  10. daisychick

    daisychick Incubator Tetris Master Consultant

    Feb 8, 2009
    Colorado
    I had 2 eggs take 24 hours from pip to zip ! Trust me it was night time and I went through lots of "AA" batteries in my handy flashlight peaking through the window every hour, well ok every 20 minutes! [​IMG]
     

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