To pip or not to pip what do you think?

We have a clutch of eggs in the incubator that are due to hatch June 29th. We were thinking of having a pipping zoom party but I wanted to know what do you guys think of pipping? Yay? Nay? Don’t care?

Everyone’s different. I check my eggs in the mornings daily once they’re past day 50. After the first one pips, I wait 24 hours til the next morning and I cut a ~1 inch slit into the top of each egg in that clutch and widen any of the natural holes as well. Then I just put the eggs back directly on my perlite mix and back into the incubator.

Then I check them daily to take out any that leave the egg and put them into the rack.

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You really want to minimize exposure to bacteria so my advice when it comes to cutting is this.

Wait till the first one pops on it’s on

Or cut on a certain date if you know that your clutches based on your incubation method always pip at the same time.

Personally I wait until the first one pips and give the rest another 24 hours and if they have not pipped by than I cut the rest, or if nothing has pipped by day 60 I cut everything since mine usually pip on their own like clockwork at day 60 each year.

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I never cut eggs unless I absolutely have to. I used to cut every clutch but over time I realized nature finds a way.