WWC-When my first egg pipped, it did nothing for about 11 hours. Then when it started zipping, it hatched out within the hour. If it doesn't hatch before you go to sleep, it probably will by morning. What do you mean by "a big crack" in the RIR egg? How many eggs do you have in the incubator?
I have 11 Rhode Island Red eggs and four silkie eggs. I gave my very, very special silkie egg to my best broody hen. I was dying to check under her today to see if it was born, but resisted the urge and will wait it out to see if the little fuzzy is peeking out in a few days. And I had another silkie egg that seemed to be very far behind everyone else, but I can't figure out what I did with it. I thought I left it in the incubator with the eggs I sat this weekend, but I can't see it! Only I can add and subtract eggs without knowing where everyone went or how everyone got in my bator..........I am DR. FRANKENSTEIN!!!!!!!!!
And what are you doing on here, Ms. Cali Chick????? Don't worry, I'm not saying a word, LOL.
Won MF cochin eggs tonight from Wildwoodcochins. Too exciting. Now will have to get some from Westknollamy later when the bator is empty to go with them, if I should be so lucky as to get some chicks.
And the good news to know is that my homemade bators do obviously work. I figured they did and it was just me and the humdiity. So glad I worked it out since I have four dozen in my bator and four dozen more on the way. I don't know when my new one will be here so I have fired up the LG and can at least get them going in it while I'm waiting. Hoping to have it soon!!!!
Thank you for the encouragement. No matter what happens this time I will not open the bator up. My DH told me not to sit up all night trying to see the baby hatch and the funny thing was I had never even considered it this time. I guess I'm getting the hang of this......a little.