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Chirping Inside the Egg??!!

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I just woke up to hear chirping in my room. Naturally I thought it was the birds outside, but I soon realized it was one of my chicks in the incubator. Is this normal? Do I need to intervene? None of the eggs have pipped that I can see unless the pip is on the bottom. Can the pip be on the bottom side?
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I know nothing about using incubators, but i hear chicks a day before they hatch under their broody mother, so I'd say do nothing or at least pending expert advice to the contrary.

 

All the best

CT

Nairobi, Kenya
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Yes that is normal!! It just means they have pipped into the inner membrane and after awhile-(could be as long as 12-24 hrs) they will make an external pip! Good luck!!
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Yes that is normal!! It just means they have pipped into the inner membrane and after awhile-(could be as long as 12-24 hrs) they will make an external pip! Good luck!!
X2, is normal to hear them before they hatch
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Yes, it's completely normal to hear chirping. Like chickhatcher96 said, it has just pipped into the air sac, and should be making an external pip within the next 24 hours. Good luck!

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