pipping before 21 days?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ebonykawai, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. I've been reading all the pipping posts I can find. So is it normal, then, for chicks to pip before day 21 with a steady normal temp? Is early pipping considered an early hatch? I assumed they would pip and hatch on day 21 but from what I've been reading, they might pip early. Is that usual?
  2. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    A pip is not a hatch. And yes, mostly for broody hens they pip on 19 0r 20
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    Mine always start pipping on Day 20 for the breeds I have, but my Blue Orps seem to wait till Day 21, lazy bums, LOL. Once I had one pip on Day 19, though.
  4. Thanks, just wondering what to expect. [​IMG]
  5. claud

    claud Songster

    Dec 12, 2007
    My last hatch pipped and actually most hatched on day 20. Temps seemed fine. I did lose 2 of the last ones pipped but everyone else was healthy and doing fine.
  6. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I always get a pip on day 19. I wonder if my duck eggs will be the same way?

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