World Record Chicks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sphinx, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 10, 2010
    I'm curious to hear what your record holding chicks hatching times are.

    What do I mean? First, what is the quickest you've ever seen from pip to hatch?

    What is the LONGEST you've ever seen from pip to successful hatch?

    I have to admit part of this is because I'm a bit concerned. One of my chicks pipped 30 or so hours ago, and isn't out, and hasn't made progress in a long time. 4 hours ago, I zipped some of the shell away, leaving the membrane intact. I then tried to work with the membrane a bit, and got a drop of blood, so I immediately stopped and put the egg back in the bator.

    Chick's still in there and alive, but seems completely disinclined to get out. I feel like I dodged a bullet when I got the single drop of blood, and nothing else happened, so I'm scared to mess with it any more.

    So, success stories of slow-to-hatch chicks would be fun.

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