I need hands on hatching help! LOL! I have a silkie egg in the incubator that had slipped by me and gotten under a broody. It looked at least a week behind development of the others that hatched two days ago. I pulled it about 2 weeks ago. Anyway. I came to turn the eggs, no lockdown, I never saw an internal pip or anything and look what I find...a big pip! But there has been no draw down and when I candle the egg does NOT look pip ready. Looks like day 18. I don't hear peeping but I see movement when I candle. I'm going to bed soon but if I don't hear peeping in the morning I will make a bigger hole and look. This egg is so weird! No drawdown but a pip (was not pipped at 9:30pm when I turned last. Now 11:45pm)..anyone ever have that before?
Eta: heavy veining and a good space between where the chick meets the membrane. My good candler is in the room where the baby is sleeping.
So I put it back. That egg is going to need a lot of time. Amy always says my eggs are weird and this one definitely confirms it!