Day 19 - Eggs are pipping!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Hens_And_Chicks, May 16, 2009.

  1. Hens_And_Chicks

    Hens_And_Chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Is this bad? I have an incubator full of eggs - 36 of them - incubating in a classroom setting and I did not have complete control and access to the eggs like I would have at home. A couple of times the temp spiked - when eggs hatch early, what are the drawbacks? Is this bad? I brought the incubator home yesterday morning and took the eggs off the turner and lined the bator and added extra water to get the humidity up.

    Or am I just worrying about nothing?

    My son told me last night and again today that he heard a chirp from the incubator - I totally dismissed it but when I came in from the barn 15 minutes ago and checked the temp and humidity, 8 eggs have small pips and I did hear a faint chirp too.
  2. nhnanna

    nhnanna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 18, 2008
    The chicken coop
    They should be fine. Good luck on your hatch.
    I had 3 mutts hatch today also waiting on 5 more. Day 21 started tonight at 8:00 pm [​IMG]

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