Why are they taking so long?!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MoodyChicken, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Songster

    Feb 15, 2009
    Northern California
    I'm sure it's normal, but I just need some reassurance. I have 5 eggs pipped, they either pipped late last night or this morning... but they're made no progress since and they've gotten quiet. Are they ok?
  2. chilling in muscadine

    chilling in muscadine { I love being disfunctual }

    Jun 8, 2008
    muscadine, al.
    It can take sometimes 24 hours or longer for the chick to hatch after a pip. You have to remember that a chick will be tired and needs to take breaks and rest. What you can do is cheep to the eggs through your bator. In nature this is what the mama hen does for her hatching eggs.

    I know its hard waiting so when you get tired of cheeping to your eggs just get on BYC and study up. Hey good luck and have some fun. [​IMG]

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