ONE EGG STARTING but how long does it take

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by poulet, Apr 9, 2008.

  1. poulet

    poulet Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    I have been glued to my incubator all day one of the eggs on day 20 now has a little crack in it , I have been watching all afternoon but can't see any more change is this normal ?how long does it take?
    Do I just need to chill out ?
    I am so impatient, as you can tell this is my first hatch, second attempt am down to 7 out of 14
  2. LOL, I did that, too. Get on with your life, it could take 24 hours or more! [​IMG]
  3. okiechick57

    okiechick57 Songster will drive you mad ! I waited 36 hours for one of mine....only 4 hours for another.............nearly made me insane.....OH wait.we already are insane ! [​IMG]
  4. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    The crack in the egg shell is called a can take up to 24 hours for the chick to get out of the shell...just have patience and watch!...
  5. conny63malies

    conny63malies Crowing

    Mar 22, 2008
    Annetta Kentucky
    I suggest a trip to the next DQ or ice cream parlor for some chilling and calming your nerves down.
  6. K&H Chicken Farm

    K&H Chicken Farm Songster

    Feb 17, 2008
    Redding CA
    I had pips on Sunday and the last chick came out this morning. Time can move vary slowly!
  7. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    And what ever you do, resist the temptation to open that bator. You need the humidity in there now.
  8. fallenweeble

    fallenweeble Songster

    Dec 4, 2007
    i agree, the trick is to walk away and do something else for awhile. the chick knows when you are staring at the egg and will taunt you by remaining perfectly still [​IMG]
    seriously, it takes awhile. once it starts to "zip" out (that's when the chick chips away in a line around the egg in order to pop out) it should go much faster and THAT'S fun to watch.
    hang in there!
  9. ginbart

    ginbart Crowing

    Mar 9, 2008
    Bloomsburg, PA
    K&H Chicken Farm :

    I had pips on Sunday and the last chick came out this morning. Time can move vary slowly!

    And where are the pics? I love to see them.[​IMG]
  10. Keisha

    Keisha Songster

    Apr 27, 2007
    good luck with your hatch, it seemed to go faster for me after the first one was out and walking around , because all the other ones must have felt the need to get out and get on in the fun too. [​IMG]

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