What was your longest pip to hatch time, where a viable chick resulted

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by dizzychicken, Mar 29, 2009.

  1. dizzychicken

    dizzychicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2009
    I have one that is going on 20 hours and I am getting anxious. There are 5 pips no hatches and I am just ready to give up already. I need encouragement. Please, share your pip to hatch stories to help me keep my sanity.
  2. Akane

    Akane Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 15, 2008
    48hrs +. I've had some pip 16-20hrs before any other pipped and then be the last ones to hatch after the others which is another 24hrs or more later. Generally I don't expect a chick in less than 10-12hrs from the first pip. If they pip in the evening I make myself go to bed cause I know it's unlikely I'll have a chick before I wake up the next morning and often not until that afternoon.
  3. 1mommahen

    1mommahen Love My Cluckin' Coop

    Mar 20, 2008
    28 hours![​IMG]
  4. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    28+ hours here from pip to chick getting out.

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