Our first PIP!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by AlphaRoo45, Dec 25, 2013.

  1. AlphaRoo45

    AlphaRoo45 Out Of The Brooder

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    Around 1am this morning I noticed one of our BCM eggs had pipped, it has now been almost 5 hrs since then and she has become very vocal! How long should I wait to see if she hatches on her own? The peeping coming from incubator was loud enough to wake me up while tv and fan were on, I'm just a wreck hoping not to lose this chick. There are 9 other eggs in there of which 7 are blue orpingtons but have no other pips although we have seen the eggs rock from time to time. :barnie
    I am freaking out lol.
     
  2. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Relax and enjoy the holiday. They'll be popping like corn today.

    It can be a few hours and up to 24 hours from pip to zipping of shell.
     
  3. AlphaRoo45

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    I haven't heard a peep or any movemt in about 45 min this is exciting and nerve wrecking at the same time.
     
  4. AlphaRoo45

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    Yeah thanks for all the responses and all the help I got here pfft I was told to relax and let them do their thing and now I have a hardened membrane and no movement or peeping going wow great advice.
     

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