OMG we have a pip, NOW WHAT!?!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 3GChicks, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. 3GChicks

    3GChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    Ok so this is my first having eggs in an incubator and I just checked on one of them and there is a pip in one of the eggs! What do I do now, when do I take it out of the incubator, OMG I am freaking out! [​IMG]
     
  2. ambrosia

    ambrosia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Leave it in there! The chick can take hours to hatch.... Good luck to you!
     
  3. Baggagolers

    Baggagolers Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. blueberrychickens

    blueberrychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sit on your hands, do NOT open that incubator until all eggs have hatched. Babies can stay in for up to 3 days before being taken out.
    I was in your shoes last Thurs too. I spent most of the day & the following day staring thru the window of the bator, hoping to catch them as they hatched out. Out of 11 babies, I saw 3 hatch on their own, I had to help the final baby hatch as it got shrink wrapped. I didnt take it out of the bator till day 23 (it started to hatch on day 22)
    How many eggs do you have & what kind of chicks?
     
  5. 3GChicks

    3GChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    We have 8 eggs, cochin/frizzle, silkies, speckled sussex and polish. Today is day 21. My husband put the darn incubator on top of a shelf and I have to stand on a chair to see it!

    I am so worried that we are going to have to help some hatch and I really do not want to do that!
     
  6. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats!!!!!!!! I wish I could hatch eggs again!!! :)
     
  7. 3GChicks

    3GChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    OMG this is driving me nuts, we saw one pip at around 2 this afternoon and I do not think that there has been anything since. I am starting to freak out! This egg hatching is not for patient people.
     
  8. blueberrychickens

    blueberrychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Definatly not!!!!! Have any hatched yet?
     
  9. 3GChicks

    3GChicks Out Of The Brooder

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    We had the first egg hatch around 12:30 this morning, and the second around 2:30. Three more eggs have pips and as I type this one is in the process of unzippering, this is so awesome to watch!
     
  10. MyNameIs86

    MyNameIs86 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you can't sit and watch 24 hrs I would suggest getting a camcorder so that if you miss it yourself you can watch the video. :)
    From what I read, you just have to sit back and watch. Unless one needs help hatching. but from what I read it's after a 24 hr period. (i'm not sure whether I am right or not)
     

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