When do your chicks start pipping? (Please Inform Me)

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by 1maria100, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. 1maria100

    1maria100 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just put my eggs on lockdown today at 19 days. I'm wondering at what age you usually get your first pip? The temperature in my incubator ranged about 100-101 so I'm expecting a bit of an earlier hatch. Also the humidity was at 45% the first few weeks and for lockdown I have it at 77%. I've been hearing some suspicious noise coming from the bator, almost like the eggs are rolling around a bit. So here are my questions:

    When does you first chick on average usually start pipping?

    When do you think mine will start pipping?


    Thanks:)
     
  2. bandolierbabe

    bandolierbabe Out Of The Brooder

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    Have they started? I haven't hatched too many but mine started just a few hours before the 21st day and ended at the end of the 22nd day.
     
  3. 1maria100

    1maria100 Out Of The Brooder

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    No pipping yet for me! I've been keeping a close lookout though.
     
  4. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    There are alot of variables to when they hatch. I live in a hot dry and humid climate so i find mine hatch from 19 days to 22 days. Normally most will hatch the first few days but you do get the odd late one here and there. I have mine set to 45% humidity from day 1 to 18 and 65% for lock down. This works well for me but you have to find what humidity works for you and go with that. I find from pip to hatch with mine is anywhere from 1 hour to 24hours.
     
  5. 1maria100

    1maria100 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! Good advice:)
    I live in a very dry and hot climate, barely ever humid at all.
     
  6. nurse_turtle

    nurse_turtle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I call a pip tomorrow evening after supper! Yay![​IMG]
     
  7. 1maria100

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    I sure hope so! I'll keep this post updated!

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  8. CakePrincess21

    CakePrincess21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was wondering do you use paper or cardboard under each egg?
     
  9. 1maria100

    1maria100 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a wire rack for under the eggs, it came with my incubator the hovabator 1602n. Under the wire rack are water trays.
     
  10. CakePrincess21

    CakePrincess21 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ya i have that but i heard that chicks play soccer with the eggs. I dont want that
     

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