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Two external pips!!!
Ok I have to go to work, so if someone could spend the day staring into the bator for me, sure would appreciate it!!
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Originally Posted by Blooie View Post

I HAVE A PIP!!!!!!! um, what do I do what do I do??? Added water, waiting for humidity to come up. Took out the other vent - only had one in because it wouldn't hold temp very time I took them both out. Pip is in the air cell facing up!! That's good, that's good. Oh myohmyohmy!

Awesome! You've probably already got your brooder area ready, sooo.... that's about the only thing left to do lol. (Except more waiting, of course). 😄
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Two external pips!!!
Ok I have to go to work, so if someone could spend the day staring into the bator for me, sure would appreciate it!!

Lol wish I could help. Hopefully your work day goes fast!
We have Blue, Black & Splash Copper Marans, Calico/Mille Fleur and Self Blue Bantam Cochins, LF Cochins, and a laying flock of various heritage breeds, EE's, production breeds, mutts and more! We also have Quarter Horses, a pony and rescued dogs and cats. I usually have an incubator or 2 running too!
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We have Blue, Black & Splash Copper Marans, Calico/Mille Fleur and Self Blue Bantam Cochins, LF Cochins, and a laying flock of various heritage breeds, EE's, production breeds, mutts and more! We also have Quarter Horses, a pony and rescued dogs and cats. I usually have an incubator or 2 running too!
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Day 21 of incubating Japanese bantam eggs only have 2 but when I candled them last they were moving quite a bit and just wondering what are internal and external pips I've been hatching eggs for a few years but never knows anything about that and never hatched Japanese bantam eggs before so....I really hope that both hatch and tips on anything?
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And we have a chick!! Noticed the pip about 12:30 am. Just a teeny little spot that we almost missed! Woke up at 4:45am to peeping so we thought he must be close to zipping all the way around. Turned on the light and saw this !! Welcome to the world, little Olive Egger!
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Congratulations!!!! So happy for you.
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The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing - Edmund Burke
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Originally Posted by lovesanimals101 View Post

Day 21 of incubating Japanese bantam eggs only have 2 but when I candled them last they were moving quite a bit and just wondering what are internal and external pips I've been hatching eggs for a few years but never knows anything about that and never hatched Japanese bantam eggs before so....I really hope that both hatch and tips on anything?

Sounds like they are doing fine as of last night :-)
An internal pip is when the chick pips into the air cell and they begin breathing air. When oxygen levels drop inside the egg, the chick will start to peck at the shell to break a tiny crack- the external pip (usually in the large end of the egg). Even with a small external pip, it can breath air from outside the egg until all the blood and yolk is absorbed. This can take up to 24 hours and the chick will rest and be still during this time.
The best advice I can give is to keep your humidity up- most people recommend over 65%. If you have red vent plugs in your incubator, take them out. Go ahead and get your brooder area ready and be prepared in case only 1 hatches to care for a single chick.
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We have Blue, Black & Splash Copper Marans, Calico/Mille Fleur and Self Blue Bantam Cochins, LF Cochins, and a laying flock of various heritage breeds, EE's, production breeds, mutts and more! We also have Quarter Horses, a pony and rescued dogs and cats. I usually have an incubator or 2 running too!
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We have Blue, Black & Splash Copper Marans, Calico/Mille Fleur and Self Blue Bantam Cochins, LF Cochins, and a laying flock of various heritage breeds, EE's, production breeds, mutts and more! We also have Quarter Horses, a pony and rescued dogs and cats. I usually have an incubator or 2 running too!
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post #1597 of 8157

Thanks....one down, 7 to go.  :pop

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And we have a chick!! Noticed the pip about 12:30 am. Just a teeny little spot that we almost missed! Woke up at 4:45am to peeping so we thought he must be close to zipping all the way around. Turned on the light and saw this !! Welcome to the world, little Olive Egger!

Aww love.gif so cute!
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We have Blue, Black & Splash Copper Marans, Calico/Mille Fleur and Self Blue Bantam Cochins, LF Cochins, and a laying flock of various heritage breeds, EE's, production breeds, mutts and more! We also have Quarter Horses, a pony and rescued dogs and cats. I usually have an incubator or 2 running too!
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We have Blue, Black & Splash Copper Marans, Calico/Mille Fleur and Self Blue Bantam Cochins, LF Cochins, and a laying flock of various heritage breeds, EE's, production breeds, mutts and more! We also have Quarter Horses, a pony and rescued dogs and cats. I usually have an incubator or 2 running too!
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I have a question, if I order some silkie eggs online do I not turn them for 7 days?

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Originally Posted by Blooie View Post

I HAVE A PIP!!!!!!! um, what do I do what do I do??? Added water, waiting for humidity to come up. Took out the other vent - only had one in because it wouldn't hold temp very time I took them both out. Pip is in the air cell facing up!! That's good, that's good. Oh myohmyohmy!

 

That's good.  Wish I could get some action on my anconas.  Day 27 in the books and no pips, even internally, yet.  Guess they've got one more day until they are officially late so I'll keep my fingers crossed.....

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