How long does the zipping process take? I have a chick who pipped Saturday night, and come Sunday morning there was a small hole in the egg. All through Sunday the chick starting the zipping process, opening more and more of the egg. Well now its Monday mid-morning and the zip has not made a lot of progress, it isn't much more than it was last night when I went to bed. How do I know if I need to help the chick out or not? Does it usually take a couple of days for a chick to break out of the egg? Like 48 hours?