Sorry for the completely random topic but I have 12 quail eggs in my incubator, tomorrow is hatch day and they are pipping! I'm very excited so sharing the news with everyone who'll listen, and you are a captive audience
At lunch time, 2 of them had very small cracks, and now 9 of them have almost pipped and are shaking and cheeping.
Progress is very slow at this stage but I'm reluctant to go to bed in case I miss anything.
If you've never home hatched before its a wonderful experience, they just look like random eggs until you hear the tiny cheeping noises just before hatch, then the wobbling, then the gradual pipping of the shell & emerging as a new little life into the world
Sorry for the waffle, I 'll go back to my egg-watching now...