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pip question

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by bradybrady09, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. bradybrady09

    bradybrady09 BANNED

    Mar 19, 2009
    i have one lone egg im hatching because i tried a cross between a buff orpington rooster and a white leghorn hen my question is i picked the egg up to listen to it(day 20) and its chirping and i can feel it rolling around inside the egg how long does it usually take before it pipps on the outside?

  2. Keep the egg off the turner is your are pass day 18. you are on day 20.

    Let the egg stay in the bator Undisturbed so the chick can find the air sac, which it has done because you can hear it peep.

    Did you candle your egg at all ?

    Look for ANY deformities near the egg shell's air sac.

    BE SURE the chick has a hole to get air, sometimes they can be weak enough they can not break the shell completely or the membrane completely.

    They do rest a lot when peeping and pipping and zipping.

    Let us know what is happening !!
    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 12, 2009
  3. jbowen9

    jbowen9 Songster

    Apr 10, 2009
    southwest Virginia
    it varies from chick to chick i hatched 4 yesterday and the one that pipped first was 2nd to last to come out he started pipping around 5pm friday and hatched yesterday around 2pm and had one had a pip going around 9am and by 11 he was walking around it also varies on humidity also sorry theirs no exact answer because i know its exiciting but you have to let them do it on their own
  4. KattyKillFish

    KattyKillFish Songster

    Mar 8, 2009
    Dillingham, Alaska
    some can take like 2-3 days but usually over night.

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