My chick has pipped but not zipped. What do I do?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by RockyBillyBroome, Mar 15, 2018.

  1. RockyBillyBroome

    RockyBillyBroome In the Brooder

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    Hi, I have six chicks that were suppose to hatch yesterday, but only one has pipped. That was 17 almost 18 hours ago. He hasn’t zipped at all and I am concerned whether we should wait a little longer to see if he will do anything, or help the poor thing get out? Please help!
     
  2. diamondsilkies

    diamondsilkies Songster

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    Is there any sign of movement from the egg, or any chirping?
     
  3. Duck Lover88

    Duck Lover88 Songster

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    DON'T HELP THEM YET... its fine for now, it may just be late and that is alright... make sure the humidity is good and don't open the incubator... they can take 48 hours for the whole hatching process...
     
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  4. Morrigan

    Morrigan Free Ranging

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    Try not to worry. My first chick took over 24 hours to get from pip to zip. I know, I know, the wait is torture!
     
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  5. RockyBillyBroome

    RockyBillyBroome In the Brooder

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    Thank you. He hatched early today to our relief!! He is precious
     
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  6. Morrigan

    Morrigan Free Ranging

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    :wee
     
  7. diamondsilkies

    diamondsilkies Songster

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    Yay! So happy he made it :jumpy:ya
     
  8. Duck Lover88

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    Yayyy :woot :jumpy:jumpy
     

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