wow, early pipping

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Chickangel79, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. Chickangel79

    Chickangel79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have ten chocolate orpington bantam eggs in the incubator and 6 have pipped today, they are due on Sunday 19th, my temp has stayed spot on 37.7 no fluctuation at all. The other 4 have internally pipped. I have bought from this seller on ebay before and the last lot, same breed, all hatched spot on 21 days. I am sure they will fine but was wondering why so early ?
     
  2. tinychicky

    tinychicky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have also had eggs hatch this early with no problems. keep an eye on them and good luck!!
     
  3. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    You too? [​IMG] I have one early pip and my day 21 for the eggs is this Sunday, too. I hope your hatch goes well!
     
  4. karimw

    karimw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine usually hatch on day 20, but that is REALLY early! Maybe they were pre-incubated for you during the journey? Has it been hot where you are?
     
  5. Chickangel79

    Chickangel79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay !!! Other premies !!!!!! I hope you all have a good hatch too !! I timed mine so I would be in all day and now they are early! I have two jobs to do tomorrow and hope I don't miss them! Typical isn't it?
     
  6. Chickangel79

    Chickangel79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:It's been average temp of can't 17c here I think that's low 60s in US. So I don't think so, but you never know where or how the sellers store them I suppose.
     
  7. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I did the same thing, I wanted them to hatch on the weekend so I could watch them! I've hatched eggs before, and each time it is amazing and fascinating as the chicks work their way out of the eggs. I literally get nothing done on the hatch weekend, I just watch the 'bator all day [​IMG]
     
  8. Chickangel79

    Chickangel79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I did the same thing, I wanted them to hatch on the weekend so I could watch them! I've hatched eggs before, and each time it is amazing and fascinating as the chicks work their way out of the eggs. I literally get nothing done on the hatch weekend, I just watch the 'bator all day [​IMG]

    He he same !! My incubator is in the pantry and I am sitting on feed sacks matching them rock !! I know I will get up in the middle of the night and check. I have been hatching for two years and it never fails to amaze me.
    The kids ask ' wheres mum? ' the reply is always 'in the cupboard ' !!
     
  9. Stacykins

    Stacykins Overrun With Chickens

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    That is so funny [​IMG]

    It must truly be go time here, since three eggs are pipped now. My incubator is on the computer desk so I can watch the action unfold. No sleep for me tonight, I guarantee that!
     
  10. Chickangel79

    Chickangel79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wish I could have mine there but the kids would knock it. I have pip number 7!! You know, I have NEVER in two years caught an egg pip.
     

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