internal pip to extranal pip

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by hdowden, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    how long does it take and when should i be worried?
     
  2. Wyogirl

    Wyogirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well mine took 24 LONG hours LOL. Just be patient
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  3. hdowden

    hdowden Overrun With Chickens

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    i'm pretty sure its been over 24 hours and i just dont want them to die ie shell fromlack of oxgine or something of the sort
     
  4. KLRA

    KLRA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A lack of oxygen is what causes them to start twitching and pip through the shell. The problem with doing this for them is that you'll most likely have to help them through the rest of the hatching process and you don't know if they've finished absorbing the blood and yolk sac yet. My chicks always take their sweet time from internal pip to external, then to zip and hatch. If your settings are & have been right and the chicks are healthy, they should hatch out all on their own. Hope you get a great hatch!
     
  5. tgblldog70

    tgblldog70 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so what happened???? ours just this morning made their hole at 830 and now its 4pm and little has happened, Im getting nervous. lol
     
  6. KLRA

    KLRA Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww I know the feeling... it's terrible. I had one of my seramas pip at the wrong end Sunday night and it didn't hatch until 4 this morning. Hope you can breathe easy soon :)
     

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