When Will My Eggs Pip?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gervais22, May 24, 2008.

  1. gervais22

    gervais22 Songster

    May 21, 2008
    they're on day 17/21 for the chickens and 24/28 for my ducks.

    When will they pip the shell or the air cell. Tomorrow the 25th will be the last day I'll turn them.

    Any More Advice?
  2. hatchcrazzzy

    hatchcrazzzy Songster

    Jun 8, 2007
    kemp texas
    if all went right you should get pips on the 21st day for chicks and day 28 for the ducks
  3. gervais22

    gervais22 Songster

    May 21, 2008
    Ok I'm on day 25 for ducks and 18 for chicks.

    Is there anything I should look out for or do?
  4. jimnjay

    jimnjay Songster

    Jan 11, 2007
    Bryant Alabama
    Make sure your humidity is raised to the 70% range. Some mist the duck eggs, they like plenty of humidity. That does not seem feasible with a mixed bunch. You might place the duck eggs on a damp paper towel. It will dry quickly if you have a forced air incubator. If you can add warm water with at straw or piece of tubing through the vent hole on top. You will not need much just enough to dampen the towel.
  5. BirdBoy88

    BirdBoy88 Angel Egg

    Dec 26, 2007
    My chicks started to pip an peep on day 20.. but didn't hatch till day 21 the eggs were moving on day 18 an 19

    my ducks as you no are hatching now as i type....lol

    i didn't no what day they started to peep cuz when i got them they already had embryos in them so i just had to keep my eye on them.... all i know is that when they do pip mine took forever to start hatching..lol i'm so glad they are now..

    Good luck keep me posted!! [​IMG] [​IMG]

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