We are pipping!! :weee

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Lambingfamily, Feb 18, 2009.

  1. Lambingfamily

    Lambingfamily Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 22, 2009
    [​IMG] Yea! We have success! Finally, day 21 and we are pipping! The kids are going to be so excited when they wake up. [​IMG]

    My question is though, because I am a nervous first time mom, to chicks that is, when or do I help? My humidity was a bit low I thought this morning, 52%. I have since got it back up to around 60%. I hope this little guy/gal that is working so hard is not harmed by that. There was a crack in the egg around 11pm last night and now this morning, 6:30 am the hole is about the size of a nickle. Any advise?

    Did I say I was excited!!!!![​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I will try to post new photos later today![​IMG]
  2. brkuk

    brkuk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 6, 2009
    Howell, Mi
    Give it time. They will come out. Good Luck. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
  3. Tuffoldhen

    Tuffoldhen Flock Mistress

    Jan 30, 2007
    Patience!! 24 hours or longer sometimes from a pip to zipping out. It takes work to get out of an egg for a reason, they rest, pick some shell, learning to breathe better and finish absorbing the yolk sac.

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