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Pipped for over 24hrs?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by markandamy06, Mar 5, 2014.

  1. markandamy06

    markandamy06 In the Brooder

    Nov 5, 2013
    Hatch day should have been yesterday for us. I had 2 hatch overnight and one hatched in about 30 minutes this morning (from pip to hatch), but I have a few eggs that pipped yesterday morning, and still haven't made my progression 24 hrs later. They are still very active and peeping, just not zipping etc. I also have some other eggs that are moving around and peeping, but haven't cracked through yet, and they seem to be peeping less than before.

    Since this is my first hatch, naturally, I'm freaking out!! Is this normal? Should it be taking this long in between hatches? Should they be pipped over 24 hrs and not coming out or making progression?

  2. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Sometimes it takes awhile...if they are still moving let them be.

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