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Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sherry, Jun 4, 2008.

  1. Sherry

    Sherry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    when you have an egg rocking back and forth for quite a while, then it stops? I see a tiny crack but that's it. No more movement.

    I have one baby that hatched about 3 hours ago and it's tumbled and stumbled and knocked into the other eggs.

    IBW is hard work.
     
  2. love-my-wolves

    love-my-wolves Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2008
    Front Royal, VA
    It just got tired. [​IMG] Give it time, it will hatch! Good luck! Steph
     
  3. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Rocking is an indication they are getting into position to pip (can see it during internal and external pipping stages). The tiny crack is the first external pip - an indication they are preparing to hatch. They rest at various stages in hatch. The time from first pip to final hatch can be anywhere from 1 hour to 36 hours. Good luck with your hatch.

    Jody
     

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