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Tapping...Not Chirping...Day 21 possibly...

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Ok, ok, ok, I'm a new hatcher momma.  My girls are so committed that there are 2 hens in the nest.  One is super sweet (lavender cochin) the other is vicious and mean (all of a sudden - Barred Rock).  So, ms Rosa Pecks (the mean one) came in late into the game.  She thought she would 'help' Victoria (the cochin) and "let her have a break to eat".  Well that turned into, "mine, mine, mine...." you get the message.  So since I AM new to this, I didn't know what I was looking for when candling them the first 14th day....I suppose it was anyways.  Now, I can DEFINITELY see what I should be looking for.  It's ALL black in there except for about an inch of air cell (I understand the air cell reason).  However, I was told even after day 19 if you move them it's ok, as long as you don't shake them and you keep the orientation the same - WHICH I DID.  But before putting this baby egg'y back, I wanted to candle it to see if today was the day or when?  I can't see under 2 hens of fluffiness and I surely can't get into the 2x6 coop.  So I wanted to see.  I saw some movement, and I even have a video of it, but I don't know if it looks like the beak is pipping.  I mean when (and only when) I put the egg up to my ear I hear a tapping sound, no chirping.  Am I doing everything right?  How much longer do ya'll think?  Everyone tells me to let them do their thing, obviously I am because I'm not sticking eggs into an incubator.....

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Sounds like everything is doing fine. :) The chick is pipping the egg inside and you should have chicks within a day or two. Let me know what happens!

I am a CHRISTIAN

2 Corinthians 9:15

Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift.

 

1 rabbit, two dogs, three cats, 50+ (number goes up & down) free-range 'mutt' hens, roos, chicks, lots of fish (tilapia) and a Jersey cow and heifer calf! Have had quail in the past.

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I am a CHRISTIAN

2 Corinthians 9:15

Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift.

 

1 rabbit, two dogs, three cats, 50+ (number goes up & down) free-range 'mutt' hens, roos, chicks, lots of fish (tilapia) and a Jersey cow and heifer calf! Have had quail in the past.

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Thank you!  I have been so worried. And with the temps getting cooler I'm even more worried. :/

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The eggs should be fine, especially with two hens sitting on them. Hoping they hatch soon!

I am a CHRISTIAN

2 Corinthians 9:15

Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift.

 

1 rabbit, two dogs, three cats, 50+ (number goes up & down) free-range 'mutt' hens, roos, chicks, lots of fish (tilapia) and a Jersey cow and heifer calf! Have had quail in the past.

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I am a CHRISTIAN

2 Corinthians 9:15

Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift.

 

1 rabbit, two dogs, three cats, 50+ (number goes up & down) free-range 'mutt' hens, roos, chicks, lots of fish (tilapia) and a Jersey cow and heifer calf! Have had quail in the past.

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Well, I came home to one chick dead in another chickens mouth running around with it like she won a prize. I can't see if anymore are or have hatched. So frustrating not being able to get to the Hens. I closed off the coop so just the two hens on the nest are in there. I don't know what else to do.
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