Day 20- Peeps But No Pips Yet

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cococrisp, Oct 30, 2010.

  1. cococrisp

    cococrisp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's day 20 of incubation and we heard peeps from the incubator but we can't see any signs of pipping. What should we do??[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Sit on your hands and wait.

    If your humidity is above 65% and your temp is at least 99.5 degrees they'll work their way out.

    DON'T OPEN THE BATOR!

    I've had to have Kathy in MO and rustyswoman coach me through more than one hatch.

    Be patient. You'll be happy.
     
  3. cococrisp

    cococrisp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank You,

    Any other tips???[​IMG]
     
  4. SimplySplendidSilkies

    SimplySplendidSilkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2010
    Adairsville, GA
    I agree sit on your hands! I heard peeps and had pips a full 24 hours before anyone even made a notion at zipping. Once they got started it was so much fun and actually went pretty quick. I set my eggs at night now hoping to wake up to chicks in the bator. Here's to hoping you wake up to a bator full of babies. [​IMG]
     
  5. ChickLover98

    ChickLover98 The Chicken Princess

    Apr 24, 2010
    Pennsylvania
    My chix pipped ON day 21 and hatched by day 22. Its normal.
     
  6. cococrisp

    cococrisp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We keep hearing more and more peeping, as we "Camp Out" (With the potbelly pig OF COURSE![​IMG]) We can't see any pips, but is it possible to have pipping going on underneath the egg or other places not visible from the viewing window?? CROSS YOUR FINGERS!!!![​IMG]

    We also saw an egg move how does that work? Please help us out!

    Thanks!
     
  7. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Little chickie inside moves, the egg rolls because the center of gravity changes.

    The little chickie pokes its beak into the air cell and peeps, that's how you hear it before any shell is pipped.
     
  8. cococrisp

    cococrisp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok! We have a little pip!!!!! It's like these two itsy bitsy cracks in the shell and I can hear that little chick peeping away!!!! I may have more pips that I just can't see. I'm so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  9. mswvroks

    mswvroks New Egg

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    CONGRATS...[​IMG]
    Remember that you have to keep them in there till they are dry and you should handle them much for the 1st few days...[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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  10. cococrisp

    cococrisp Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first pip, a Buff Orphington, has not made much progress, but, an americauna egg has a large dent, but no actual hole. There was a thermometer in there but I took it out REALLY QUICK because it was on top of a pipping egg but I don't know what to do now because I can't know the temp because the thermometer is out of the incubator!!!
     

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