I've read this whole thread, from the beginning, because I'm anxiously awaiting my first pip. I set 8 eggs (not sure what breed, as the person who gave them to me did not know...) on the afternoon of April 19th.
The two that survived through to lock down have been rocking and rolling all evening, but no visible pips yet.
Unfortunately (for me, that is...) we're incubating in a pre-school classroom at my child care centre and it is, currently, 10:57 pm... I haven't been home from work yet, nor have I eaten any supper because I've been too busy anxiously staring at the eggs and reading every thread, here, that I've put my eyes on...being reassured (by most) and newly anxious (by some) of the posts I've been reading.
The frustating part is that I have GOT to go home! After all, I'll have to be back here in less than 9 hours! But, I'm terrified that I might miss them hatching - or worse - they might hatch and something could go wrong and I won't be here to do anything about it...!
Though, we do have an infant program, so I have been contemplating pulling a crib mattress out of one of the cribs and settling in, for the night, in the pre-school room, beside the bator ...
What d'ya think, folks, am I nutso, or what???
haha, yeah, but then, we're all nuts!!! Staring at an egg for hours at a time! lol But I love coming here among folks that understand completely. Too bad you're down to just 2 eggs, puts more pressure on you! Hate disappointing the little kids! That happened last year in my son's kindergarten class - none hatched. The poor teacher had to go out and buy a couple of chicks for them!
You gotta eat, and you gotta sleep. Really, there probably isn't much you can do for them except let them do what they do! And if they haven't even pipped yet, you probably have time. Mine pipped 24 hours ago, and is finally starting to do a little more tonight now. Seems like they can take FOREVER!!! lol I vote for going home, get some food and sleep, and come back to watch the action tomorrow! Good luck and keep us posted!