I'mnot that great at it. I was candling the leftover eggs from this hatch date and had one good one so I was wondering why it hadn't pipped the internal sac yet an still had good veining then I noticed the date it's from the next tach date. It's a silkie too, good thing I candled and didn't toss.
I have a ton of eggs scheduled to hatch on 6/21 but they seem to be running 1 1/2 days ahead in my bator. So I bet I have pips Tue or Wed.
Maybe someone can answer this if I keep getting 11/2 day early pips on my top shelf should I look at dropping my temp for a better hatch rate? But that would drop the temp on the bottom shelves and they would take longer. I'm afraid to touch the temp since eggs are hatching.
I got 19/28 on shipped eggs.
On my last hatch I only had 4/40 non shipped eggs NOT hatch.
My temp on the window is steady so I know the bator is holding it's temps, whatever they are for each shelf perfectly. I'm afraid to even check temps for fear I might start adjusting.