today is only day 17/18 and i already have a pip

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Bock_Bock, Feb 5, 2009.

  1. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    i set them 18 days ago and i already have a pip it is one of my bantams eggs but my temp was never high around 99 or 100 degrees could the person i go them from possibly took it from a broody hen who started the incubation process, i picked these up from a guy who had tons of chickens and i set the eggs the same day i got them could it be that he took them from a broody hen?
     
  2. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    Bantams sometimes don't have to cook as long as standard ones. My little Bantam Cochin Rooster hatched in the egg tray at early Day 18, hubby just happened to come in the house and here a peeping from the bator.
     
  3. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    ok i was woried i did something wrong thanks for reasuring me
     
  4. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    yea yea rub it in! [​IMG] kidding

    some chicks will pips early than others.. if that egg was under a broody hen i doubt it would have made it through the mail and all this time but you never know

    i just think it's a early pip and it most like wont hatch until late day 19 or day 20 [​IMG]

    jealous though this is early morning day 20 for me no pips yet [​IMG]

    good luck with your hatch!!
     
  5. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    Quote:[​IMG] This is early Day 19 for me and I am anxiously awaiting my Buff Orps, Barred Rock and my eggs (those are surprise eggs) [​IMG]
     
  6. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    well these were not mailed i picked them up from a lady around here so i set them in my bator the same day i picked them up
     
  7. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    I have a Buff Orp mutt egg in my bator with the rest of my eggs and i heard Orps are slow hatchers ...lol

    my eggs were rocking and wiggling like crazy on day 18 and half of 19 and now they are still no movement what so ever.. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  8. Bock_Bock

    Bock_Bock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 13, 2008
    Hayward, Ca
    yea iv been following your post too well good luck to the both of us
     
  9. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    Maryland
    Quote:oh well if it was already under a broody hen i would think it would have been hatch well depending on how long it was under the hen.. but i doubt it

    Bantams pip early due to the size .. every time i incubate smaller eggs they always pip way early...

    your eggs should be fine [​IMG]
     
  10. lockedhearts

    lockedhearts It's All About Chicken Math

    Apr 29, 2007
    Georgia
    I never thought to note whether Orps are slow or not, HMMMM got me thinking maybe I will keep a log now on all my eggs.
     

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