On the average, how long will the pip egg will take to zip?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by pat100, May 17, 2009.

  1. pat100

    pat100 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 24, 2009
    This is my first batch, I saw my very first pip at 3PM Saturday afternoon and I see no other improvement on the same egg( 16 hours have passed). should I worry or help the hatching process? Any ideas or suggestion? Thanks in advance,
  2. Scraps

    Scraps Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 25, 2009
    End of a dirt road...
    It takes an average of 24 hours til zip time. Sit back, relax and be patient!
  3. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 26, 2009
    On this hatch it seems like they are pipping, then resting for up to 12 hours. Then they zip all the way around in less than an hour and push the top off. Then they sit in the egg carton held egg and squawk while they get strong enough to push themselves out.

    They've all made it. But I am seeing pips go to zip in less than 24 on most of them.

    Enjoy your hatch!

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