one hatch/how long till the rest follow?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by barnyardmom, May 21, 2008.

  1. barnyardmom

    barnyardmom Out Of The Brooder

    May 1, 2008
    waynesville, OH
    I have one baby hatched and about 12 to follow. (in the incubator) How long does it take to get out of the egg once it's peeped? How long do I wait before I give up on any more hatching? I feel like one of those dads you see on TV pacing the nursery waiting room. If staring at eggs and wishing worked my eggs would all be hatched out by now. lol
  2. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Most chicks pip and zip starting on day 20, it can take 24 hours for a chick to pip the egg and zip out...most will follow after that....sometimes those pip and zip like popcorn and sometimes they take their good old time...

    But it's not set in stone, it can start on day 19 and end on 23 to 25 for eggs to hatch out ...Just depends on what your temps and humidity have been at for the whole incubation ....
  3. Guitartists

    Guitartists Resistance is futile

    Mar 21, 2008
    It can take a while.... my first one hatched EARLY morning on the 19th (day 20) and the last was late on the 20th (day 21) and the last two to hatch actually were like the 5th or so to pip. Some would pip and before they would actually hatch, others would pip, unzip and pop out [​IMG]
  4. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    Good luck "dad" how exciting! Mine are due end of next week!
  5. MaryT

    MaryT Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 5, 2008
    good luck, DAD isn't it fun!!
  6. barnyardmom

    barnyardmom Out Of The Brooder

    May 1, 2008
    waynesville, OH
    Stillll waiting! the first one was out at 7 this morning. I noticed a pip on one at 10 am, it's a little bigger and then another pip at 7pm. This is killing me! WE will be at Lucasville, OH if anyone has ant d'anver quail for sale. My daughter wants them for 4-H.

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