ONE EGG STARTING but how long does it take

poulet

Songster
11 Years
Mar 17, 2008
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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
 

Tuffoldhen

Flock Mistress
12 Years
Jan 30, 2007
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The crack in the egg shell is called a pip...it can take up to 24 hours for the chick to get out of the shell...just have patience and watch!...
 

fallenweeble

Songster
12 Years
Dec 4, 2007
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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

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!
 

ginbart

Crowing
12 Years
Mar 9, 2008
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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.
 

Keisha

Songster
12 Years
Apr 27, 2007
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Iowa
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.
 

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