Originally Posted by gvolkert
So happy to hear your good news
I'm still waiting for the zip to start and for some of my other eggs to pip.
Be sure to post pictures after hatching...
I am right there with you!!! This is the part of hatching that always drives me nuts! I have checked my Andalusian eggs probably 100 times today and not a single pip yet. I have 11 that looked great at lockdown. Hurry up eggs!!! Argh... they really are driving me nuts!!!
I didn't realize how spoiled I was! I have hatched several batches of my own eggs this year. I can just about set my clocks by when they hatch as they are so predictable. My bantams would start pipping during the 19th day of incubation and all of them would be out by the time 20 full days were done. My reds were exactly one day behind... first pips during 20th day, all out before 21 full days had passed since I set them.
So... I have just finished the 20th full day of incubation. By now I would have had reds pipping. These Andalusians that I waited so long just to get the eggs are sitting there doing NOTHING!!! I keep telling myself to stay calm, blah, blah, blah. I also have to remind myself that due to the power outage they may be behind. But... just because I KNOW these things doesn't seem to make the waiting easier! I confess... I am really not very good at waiting. (Bet you never would have guessed! )
My Muscovy egg is still just pipped too. That one isn't bothering me as it's only on day 33 and they are supposed to hatch around day 35. The guy I got them from told me most of his hatch between day 35 and 40, so I feel ahead of schedule on that one!
Keep us posted on your little pip!