Wiggle to peep to pip

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by johnj16, Mar 21, 2011.

  1. johnj16

    johnj16 Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 19, 2011
    Went into lockdown 24 hours ago. I can see a few of the eggs wiggling slightly. TYPICALLY, how long do you see wiggling before you hear a peep or see a pip???
  2. chickpeaz

    chickpeaz Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 26, 2009
    Central PA
    I can't say -- I have honestly never seen an egg move before pipping. I'm always surprised to read that others are rockin' and rollin' before they hatch. Pips are the first sign of hatching at my house. ???
  3. Coldweatherbirds

    Coldweatherbirds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 24, 2011
    Central Maine
    Mine are hatching as I type. Didn't see mine wiggle either. Heard peeping in the morning of day 19... very, very, faint. Found 2 pips that night. Had a chick in there today (day 20) when I woke up, and it wasn't one of those pips. Within 3 hours I had 6 chicks (still not the 2 original pips). Then nothing for 4 hours, now in the last 4 hours another 7 chicks have hatched. I lost track of the original pips with all the soccer going on. But about half of the eggs haven't even pipped yet. I'll give them a couple more days!

    Last edited: Mar 21, 2011

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