First time incubating chicken eggs ON DAY 20! But I have questions...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Melodace, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. Melodace

    Melodace Hatching

    Jun 18, 2010
    so i'm completely stoked out of my mind. i'm an eighteen year old girl and am hatching chicks for my ex's mom... weird, i know.

    it's a REALLY make-shift bator, his dad made it, but it's generally done a pretty good job with them. i don't have a way of checking humidity... but they've hatched tons of chicks with it.
    the temperature went down to about 96 or 97 for a few days... how big of a deal is that?
    i don't want people harping on me about how i need to specifically measure everything, it's too late for that now. the point is that i've done TONS of research and i candled my babies on the 15th, 16th and 17th day of incubation.... out of the 24, ONLY 13 were fertilized, obviously a bit of a sketchy batch, but we knew that from the start.
    point is, i have thirteen babies in my bator, increased humidity, laying on their sides and the incubator is on LOCKDOWNNN. i'm so excited hahaha.
    i THINK i have my first pip!
    i was just wondering.... can a pip be a little bump on the egg? like a dent made by the baby? it's not a hole yet.
    is it normal that i'm just getting pips now? probably because of the lower temperature back about a week ago.
    i'm going to post a picture of it! i love BYC! it's helped me so much throughout these past few weeks! [​IMG]

    if anyone has ANY advice, please give it!

    thanks guys!

  2. chicken boy sam

    chicken boy sam Songster

    Dec 21, 2009
    Probably a half pip but idk go to and scroll down and go to incubating free guide

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