Pipping...How long can this take

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by BuffyGRL, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. BuffyGRL

    BuffyGRL Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have often seen chicks pip and take 10 or more hours to start zipping.

    When I first started incubating this really bothered me. I haven't had problems in general but everytime I have a chick that pips and takes a little longer to zip it drives me nuts. I don't intervene but its hard not to.

    Does anyone have some timeline advice on how long this process CAN take?

    Thanks
     
  2. tec27

    tec27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Such a horrible waiting game. I wait 24 hours. Usually by then they get a little further in the process.
     
  3. shelby528

    shelby528 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ive had 2 eggs that I swear were trying to go as slow as possible..just to cause me stress...and it took them a whole 3 days to get out!
     

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