Peeps but no pips...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 19marvinn, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. 19marvinn

    19marvinn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today is day 20. The eggs started peeping around noon. They still have not pipped yet though! Im so excited and nervous!! can anyone tell me why they havent pipped yet if theyre peeping?
     
  2. sonjab314

    sonjab314 Constant State of Confusion

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    When they break through the air cell sac, the can and do peep. Hatching is hard work. They may be resting/sleeping. Just give them a little while longer and Im sure they will start pipping and zipping. Good luck on your hatch.
     
  3. Jessimom

    Jessimom Cats Rule Dogs Drool

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    Peeping from what I understand starts around the time they do an internal pip. Then they will do an external pip that you will be able to see (a little crack in the egg), Then it can be more than 24 hours before they start to zip.


    Go here and scroll down to the hatching section. There is lots of help there!!

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/incubating-w-friends-helpful-notes-links-informational-post-links

    Good luck!
     
  4. 19marvinn

    19marvinn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    GUYS HELP! It pipped but it's on the bottom facing the floor. What do I do?
     
  5. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    You could open the incubator (which will allow some humidity to escape) or you can let it go and see if it hatches. I usually leave mine be, but if I have to open the incubator to remove chicks when things start getting crowded, I flip them over real quick while I'm messing around in there. If your humidity is looking good, you should be alright to open it up real quick.
     

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