Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by CATRAY44, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. CATRAY44

    CATRAY44 Lard Cookin Chicken Woman

    I see a very, very faint hairline crack at the top of one of my eggs... there is a slight dent pushing outward. I don't see movement, but am not watching it a lot. Could htis be the start of the pipping? Start of day 21...
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2009

  2. jay1995

    jay1995 Songster

    Jan 27, 2009
    St. Augustine, Florida
    I would say they are pipping. Goodluck, -Jay
  3. miss_jayne

    miss_jayne Lady_Jayne

    Jun 26, 2008
    Columbiaville, MI
    ha! you are in the race now! congrats, my good friend, you are about to be a chicken momma! [​IMG]
  4. BawGock

    BawGock Songster

    Jan 21, 2009
    Idaho Panhandle, USA
    That sounds like a pip to me if the crack is protruding.
    Good luck on your hatch
    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

  5. daisychick

    daisychick Incubator Tetris Master Consultant

    Feb 8, 2009
    yes that sounds like a pip...now be prepared to wait and wait and wait for more movement. Sometimes it takes lots of hours for them to make any more progress. How do I know this??? Because I had one pip at noon today and I need back surgery from leaning over the incubator for the past 9 hours watching for any more movement! [​IMG] I have read and learned on here that it is normal for them to take a long time. Congrats!! and you and I can both sit and wait. [​IMG] But I am still soooooooooo excited! [​IMG]

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