After I finally got the eggs in the bator I realized there is TONS I do not know............ At what day do you hear pipping? And is pipping chirping while in the shell? If the hatch is successful, when I place the kids in the brooder, I think I remember they need to be on cardboard flooring for a few days, can they then go in pine shavings? I seem to remember someone running into trouble as the chicks ate the shavings??????? I did hatch out some game birds earlier in the year but chicks may a bit different.