internal pip hours ago but no external pip HELP?!

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  1. jjtrucker

    jjtrucker Out Of The Brooder

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    I am on day 22 and 7 eggs in the bator. 4 of them have internal pips that happened hours ago and the rest are not doing anything. How long can they have an internal pip before running out of air? Should I open a small hole and if so when?
     
  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    No, do not break the chick out. When they pip they can sit like this for 24+ hours. They are busy absorbing the last of the yolk and detatching from the inside of the egg. At this stage they do need more air so they pip just a bit to get more oxygen.

    So let the little guy do his final work inside the egg and he should hatch in the next 24+ hours.

    Good luck with your hatch! :)
     
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    No I don't want to break it out just wondering how much air supply they have with an internal pip and how long they have before the air supply runs out if they have not externally piped yet.
     
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    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    The chick knows when to externally pip. When the carbon dioxide gets too heavy in there, he will break out the shell a bit to breathe. :)
     

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