yayy! first pip!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by raymondjames, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. raymondjames

    raymondjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YAY!! one of my eggs (who we named Egg [​IMG] ) pipped today! I just noticed but there is something weird. Today is day 20 on the incubation calendar. Not 21. 20. Is this bad? Does it have a mental condition!? 1 day early seems weird to me because i thought they would hatch after (22-27 ish) but no... its early. Also how long will it be till I see a chick popping out?
     
  2. CrestedGirl

    CrestedGirl Polish Obsessed

    Mar 7, 2011
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    Congrats [​IMG]
     
  3. Cherstin

    Cherstin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congratulations! Early hatches happen often, so don't worry about that! Some people call their start day "day zero," but some will tell you to call it "day one." That, alone, is enough of a difference. Smaller eggs also more often hatch early.

    It could still be another 24 hours before your chick makes it out, or it might be 20 minutes. There's no way to tell. Just keep the incubator closed to keep the humidity up! While you're waiting, read the sticky on here regarding hatching, especially the section about intervening if you feel there's a problem. The general rule of thumb is "DON'T." We all know it's not always so cut and dried though.

    Best of luck!
     
  4. raymondjames

    raymondjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I know right! [​IMG]

    hope s/he makes it out! [​IMG]
     
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  5. raymondjames

    raymondjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    cant insert image of pip... help? i click "Img" and drag pic onto screen but it fails [​IMG]
     
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  6. raymondjames

    raymondjames Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My neighbor who gave me the eggs i am hatching says the mother hen usually opens the egg after the pip. Is this true? Should I open it?
     
  7. kerrysmommy

    kerrysmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one of mine hatched a week early and its all grown up and nothing wrong fast grower/develper thats all [​IMG]
     
  8. packmomma

    packmomma Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I would say yours is ok..cause day 21 is Hatch day not pip day lol. If it hatches then well you can call it different [​IMG]
     
  9. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
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    YAY!! Keep updating!! xDDD
     
  10. Barbedwirecat

    Barbedwirecat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just has one of mine pip 2 days early. CONGRATS!!!!
     

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