When do eggs 'pip'?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Rorie, May 19, 2012.

  1. Rorie

    Rorie Chirping

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    My incubator instructions say that when the eggs pip, i should raise the humidity of my incubator. However, i am sure i read that i should raise it on day 18. Do they pip on day 18? If not, what is correct thing to do?

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  2. sunny & the 5 egg layers

    sunny & the 5 egg layers Crowing

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    On day 18, raise the humidity and don't open the incubator at all. The eggs can pip anytime, from day 18 and up. It really depends on the hatch.
     

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