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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dbrberry, Jul 6, 2008.

  1. dbrberry

    dbrberry In the Brooder

    Jun 2, 2008
    i have an bantam eggs that was due to hatch out tomorrow. i noticed about 5 hours ago it had pipped. i'm not for sure how long it has been like that but anyway now there is no movement or anything. should i help or wait?
  2. Noooooooo.....It can take up to 24 hours for a chick to hatch after it has pipped. Just be patient...
  3. It's difficult for the chick to move in the shell much that close to hatching. Again, just be patient...it'll start hatching soon enough. It may very well not have absorbed the yolk yet and if you help it, it's very likely it could not survive.

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