How long after eggs are wiggling in the bator should I expect a pip?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by krstms, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. krstms

    krstms MO Hick Chick

    Sep 23, 2009
    Their starting to move around a little in there. I'm on day 18. When do you think I should expect my first pip?
  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Not till sometime Day 20 or 21. Actually, many times, they quit moving just before pipping.
  3. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Good to know, thanks Cynthia.[​IMG]
  4. Preservation Acres

    Preservation Acres Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 31, 2008
    Murfreesboro, TN

    I know, I'm so green. I'm on day 12 of my first ever hatch.

    I'm using a hen and not a bator, but still exciting.
  5. krstms

    krstms MO Hick Chick

    Sep 23, 2009
    I am so glad to hear that Cynthia. I actually have one thats not moving much this morning and I was worried about it. It's the only one of the EE's that I've been sure is alive so I dont want to lose it.
    P.Acres I cant wait to try it with a broody. Now I'm jealous of you LoL. I thought I had a hen getting interested the other day and then she jumped off the nest and never went back. [​IMG] I cant wait to let them hatch some babies. Lord knows they'd have to be better at it than me. Out of 19 eggs I only have 4-5 left. Man I hope the rest hatch o.k. [​IMG] BTW this is my first time too. I hope I do better next time.
    Good luck to the rest of you as well.
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2009

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