pipped but not hatching

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TysMama, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. TysMama

    TysMama New Egg

    Apr 6, 2016
    I have 6 easter eggers in a styrofoam incubator. Today is day 20 and this morning I noticed 3 have pipped. By afternoon, two chicks are completely hatched. Three eggs are doing nothing and 1 hasn't made any progress at all. I'm afraid the pipped chick is dead, how do I know?
  2. beetandsteet

    beetandsteet Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 21, 2015
    SE Texas
    Eggs can take up to 24 hours from first pip to zip. Every egg hatches different, so I wouldn't worry about the pipped egg at all if the chick pipped on the right end (near the air cell). Sometimes a pipped egg will just sit there for a long time, then suddenly you'll start to see a bigger crack!
    Chicken eggs hatch day 21 (if temps have been right). I'd say you're right on time with the other eggs. They may pip tonight, and hatch day 21.

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