This morning, I woke and ran excitedly to the incubator to see what had happened overnight. Well, my pip hadn’t progressed, but one other egg had pipped. Slightly distraught, I went on to work. When I called my husband from work for an update, there were 4 pips – but still no chicks. When I called again at 3:15 (the poor man), he said the first pip was zipping.
I got home around 4:30, the first chick was out and a second was zipping! I stayed right by the incubator and watched the second German New Hampshire hatch. About an hour later, I watched the third.
At present, there are three more pips. These guys are hatching almost exactly 21 days after being set – nearly to the hour! They sure scared me, but it may just be that this breed hatches exactly on time. I hope to have more good news soon! Thank you all for your kind comments and support!