tapping but no peeping? How long till pip from tapping?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by missychicky, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. missychicky

    missychicky Songster

    Jun 10, 2009
    Milwuakie. OR
    I have an egg on day 23 that is showing signs of hatching soon ( i think). Its hear tapping and if you put your hand over it you can feel it too. The thing is- I haven't heard any peeps from it yet. Is that normal? should i be worried? And how much time is normaly between when they start tapping and a pip? how about a peep to a pip?
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2010

  2. chantels1

    chantels1 Songster

    Feb 24, 2013
    Wish I had an answer. I have the same problem. Had 1 chick hatch on day 20. 5 more hatched yesterday. No more have pipped, so I candled today and found at least 2 are alive. One is tapping, but I don't hear any peeping, and so I am wondering if it is misaligned in the egg! I had one which was breech yesterday which I assisted in hatching. He/she is doing amazing today! Anyway, today is day 22 and I am worried about the chick tapping with no peeping. Any advice?

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