Isn't it Egg-citing!!!! What I did when I saw my first pip, I started gently tapping an the incubator and talking to it. It seemed to work on all the pips except for one! They started zipping really fast.
It makes it a lot easier to do if no one else is home when you start talking to an egg.
Shoot I even had to put my dogs outside, they thought I had lost my mind!
Here is an update.
I have one hatched in the bator. He is in there peeping away. I have two 18 count cartons in the incubator where in the world will the chicks go when they hatch. The incubator is filled with the cartons. Will the chicks just walk on the other eggs???? I don't want to open the incubator and this is the first time I used cartons so I don't know what to expect. Any advice would be appreciated.
I can hardly stand it he is in there peeping away. He is slamming the side of the incubator. The dogs are going nuts trying to get at it as it is so loud. Do I just leave the bator closed until every thing is hatched? I want to pull him out so bad. But he would be alone anyway. I hope his peeping will encourage the others to get busy. They do talk to each other.