Originally Posted by portagee
Thanks, I left it alone, this morning I went check it and it's about half way zipped already, I just worries yo soon I guess. Thanks
I know what you mean! After hatching non-stop this year, I've learned that most of them just have their own time frame and will do ok if left to their own devices. But, obviously there are times where you have to intervene. It takes a lot of patience. Lol.
Originally Posted by chickenrun57
Hello everybody I am having a similar issue as portagee. We have had 6 hatch so far and have been moved out of the bator. We have 2 eggs in the incubator now that are shaking like the chicks are trying to come out but just can't. I want to poke a hole for them but I don't know how you can tell if they have internally pipped. This is our first time hatching eggs. Thanks for any info and help
If they are shaking then they are probably getting ready to internally pip. I have to ask, were these local eggs or shipped eggs? If you do not have any external pips you can go ahead and gently candle the eggs. You might not even have to candle. If they are pipped internally the egg will feel lighter and you can usually hear them peeping if you tap your finger nail on the air cell. If you don't hear anything take a peek with your flashlight and let us know what you see! It's best not to create a safety hole unless you absolutely have too.