Day 20- no pips?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 77horses, Sep 20, 2008.

  1. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    I am on day 20 with a single egg in my homemade bator. It's not moving as much any more(I am not sure, since I know i shouldn't candle it when it's getting ready to hatch!) but it was moving the last time I candled it(on about day 16-17) Temp. is 100-101 degrees F. and hum. is about 65%, which is really good.
    The egg hasn't piped yet. I thought that maybe last night it would, but it was the same when i woke up. It is expected to be late, since i have had to move the bator+egg due to travel plans(this was done during the first days when it was in the bator and around day 17) Temp. stayed up so I don't think that any harm was done.
    When do you think it will pip? [​IMG] I'm really worried! I will probably wait til day 27-28 and if nothing happens, I will make a small hole in the air bubble part of the egg to see if and why it died.
    any advise?
  2. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    Temp. has had some changes, but now it's steady. [​IMG]
  3. joebryant

    joebryant Overrun With Chickens

    Quote:If it's a chicken egg, they're suppose to take 21 days.
    Have patience (it's a virtue).
  4. mullers3acers

    mullers3acers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2007
    la porte, In
    Give it a couple of days my dh was going to throw out three eggs that our broody was sitting on and she'd been sitting on for about 23 days and I told him to wait and we hatch out a pip or two. So sorry but wait a little longer,
  5. cqranch

    cqranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    I'm on day 20 as well and no pips yet. Alot of moving with some of the eggs and can hear chirping, so I don't think it will be long.
  6. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    Quote:yours are moving already! [​IMG] wow!

    what type of eggs do you have? I have a red star/rhode island red mix. Good luck with your eggs, too! [​IMG]
  7. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    temp. is currently steady and at 100 degrees F. and hum. is steady and staying at 65%. that sounds right... [​IMG]
  8. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    Jan 11, 2007
    Does your home made incubator have fan to circulate the air within it? If not, your temps are low and the egg will likely hatch late. If it does have a fan, then you should be fine and just need to wait it out until the chicky decides to make an appearance. Good luck.

  9. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    Quote:No, I don't have a fan. [​IMG] And yes, I was expecting it to hatch late, but I was wondering how late....? AND ALSO, my temps. aren't really that low. They are NOW (weren't at first) steady at 100-101 degrees F. and hum. is a steady 65-70%. Still no pips. Thanks! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2008
  10. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

    Aug 19, 2008
    arrgghh! I want it to hatch now!!! [​IMG] LOL [​IMG]

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