some pipping, one zipping, question! Please help this first timer!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mags2009, May 20, 2010.

  1. mags2009

    mags2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Out of 15 eggs, I have 6 Black Copper marans, 6 blue Ameracaunas, and 3 Welsummers. 2 BA's are pipping, and one is zipping. That's it so far. No marans yet or Welsummers. Should I be worried?
     
  2. jennh

    jennh Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 21, 2007
    Lititz
    Hi ! How long has it been since you started incubating the eggs?

    Jen
     
  3. NYCmadness

    NYCmadness Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I think it is normal, very slow process. I had 2 born yesterday afternoon, 2 born last night, one born today! Checked the eggs and noticed that there is one more pipping.
    I also had one that started piping, was almost completely out but died in the process...I think, because I can see part of the chick through the cracked eggs, but it does not seem to be breathing or moving. I still have 5 more eggs that so far nothing has happened. I ead somewhere here in the forum that hatching may take a few days.

    Good luck with your hatch!
     
  4. Lotsapaints

    Lotsapaints Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 17, 2010
    Paso Robles, CA
    Eggs that haven't hatched yet are just trying to torture you [​IMG] How long it takes for eggs to hatch has many factors; first your incubator then how good were the hens fed and how old are they and how old were the eggs before you set them were they shipped etc... so you never know until the hatching is over. Don't be in a hurry to stop on your eggs most all of us give them 25 days. That said if all your eggs are from the same place same kind and they all hatched but 1 or 2 in 23 days probably those eggs can be candled to see if they are worth waiting for. The longer it takes for them to hatch the possibility for complications is higher though I have had eggs hatch at 24 days and be just fine the more you hatch the more you learn. Try not to be impatient trust me I know how hard that is right now I have eggs from 4 different places hatching some were early some are right on time and some others are killing me with the waiting oh and today is the day they are supposed to hatch and those eggs have not even pipped yet so later yeah sometime later after I've worn out my nose looking at them over and over and over
     
  5. mags2009

    mags2009 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    well, today is only day 20. I now have one out!! It will really be alright for a couple of days??? It's so hard to see it peeping in there, and I can't do anything to help it!!!!
     

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