Pipping issues? Advice please

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Felicitas, Dec 31, 2008.

  1. Felicitas

    Felicitas Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have eight eggs which have pipped, but none seem to have broken the membrane. All but one have just managed to crack the shells a bit. One pipped at about eight last night but hasn't moved at all. Another pipped around 10 last night and is rocking and cheeping fiercely but the pip site has not changed. The one egg that managed to get a small section of shell completely off, the membrane appears intact and is white.

    Humidity is about 68%. Hatch "due" date is tomorrow evening. Should I let them be for now?
  2. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    Yup, let them be and DONT OPEN THE BATOR ( I know it's hard) Your hum sounds good, they need time to rest and get ready for hatch !!

    They can take 24+ hours to hatch fully after piping. Somtimes the first to pip is the last to hatch.

    Good luck, keep us updated [​IMG]
  3. Felicitas

    Felicitas Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks so much. [​IMG]
    Just checked again and the little one that has been rocking so strongly has managed to make another break next to the first pip, so I guess that means she is able to move and has started the zipping process? I feel better.
  4. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    I have found the more you want them to come out the longer they will take, must be a baby thing !!

    They sound fine !! As long as there is a pip they are getting air and breathing !!

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