Pip to Zip?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by alecia123058, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. alecia123058

    alecia123058 New Egg

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    At what length of time between pip and zip, do you start to worry about your egg? First pip this morning at 10:30 and nothing since then. I,m worried!
     
  2. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Quote:They say it can take up 24 - 48 hours to pop out. I am waiting, like you, with some pips and no further action.
    So, you and I can just wait and worry together!

    Hey, [​IMG]
     
  3. chick-a-bone2

    chick-a-bone2 Out Of The Brooder

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    A lot of people say to give the chick 24 hours. I've had some hatch in as little as 5 hours to as long as 15 hours. All perfectly healthy (actually the ones that take a bit longer are more vigorous out of the egg than those that rush things!). Give 'em time - they're resting and absorbing the rest of their yolks during this time.
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    All I know is it SEEMS to take FOREVER.


    ETA: The best advise I ever got...........STAY OUT OF THE BATOR.
     
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  5. alecia123058

    alecia123058 New Egg

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    Thanks for the info. I've already learned so much from this place, and know I'll learn alot more. I'm on my third hatch, and am still trying to figure all this out. Every little bit of info helps.
     
  6. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

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    Patience!! 24 hours and sometime lots longer from a pip on the egg to them zipping out!! It takes time for a reason!
     
  7. blessedchick

    blessedchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 perfect chicks, one hatched at 6 am and one at 1 pm. I have 3 eggs that all pipped around noon. Should I remove the 2 hatched chickies to put them in their brooder, or just be patient?

    Thank you all so much for all of your expertise! With all I've learned in the few short weeks I've been on her I feel like it's time for a diploma![​IMG]
     
  8. acw123

    acw123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just be patient and leave chicks in the incubator.
     
  9. ladyomaha

    ladyomaha Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I get worried, when I can hear them and see them pipping, and then they are quiet and not moving, I have lots a few who never hatched out, Not sure if Humidity was to low and they didnt make it out or what happened, I do get nervous after a few hours of NO progress though. Good Luck with your hatch!!![​IMG]
     
  10. GrannysRoost

    GrannysRoost Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I have had pip, zip, and out in less than 10 minutes, but they got their business done beforehand....[​IMG] I so wish they were all like that....
     

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