BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Raising BackYard Chickens › Incubating & Hatching Eggs › OH MY GOD!!! There's chirping inside the egg!!!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

OH MY GOD!!! There's chirping inside the egg!!!

post #1 of 28
Thread Starter 

Now what? How much longer before they hatch? they weren't supposed to be due til Tuesday!!! I have the brooder ready though, but what else do I need?!? I'm panicing, and so EXCITED!!!ya

Jane


Mother of two princesses, and one small cowboy.
Reply
Jane


Mother of two princesses, and one small cowboy.
Reply
post #2 of 28

Hold on tight, it's going to be a speedy 24-72 hour wait for them to really get going to pop out! The pip to hatch can be anywhere between 2 hrs and 24 or more hours.

Don't open that bator!!!!

Need egg candling reference pics? Click HERE!
2011 Coop build! Click Here!

 

I'm no expert, there is always something to learn, and my birds are livestock, so... yes, I may be quite blunt. wink.png

Reply

Need egg candling reference pics? Click HERE!
2011 Coop build! Click Here!

 

I'm no expert, there is always something to learn, and my birds are livestock, so... yes, I may be quite blunt. wink.png

Reply
post #3 of 28

wee

Sounds like your going to have chickies soon  celebrate  celebrate

What breed are you hatching ?  How many eggs you got in there ??

Sounds like you got everything ready !!  Sit on your hands till all the chicks have hatched and DONT OPEN THE BATOR ( I know it's hard )

♥♥♥♥'s silkies
Reply
♥♥♥♥'s silkies
Reply
post #4 of 28
Thread Starter 

I have 7 silkie's SUPPOSED to hatch on Tuesday, but they are in the incubator raising hell. Then I have 8 more that aren't due til January 6. What about those other 8 eggs? I know I'm not supposed to jack with the incubator til these pipping eggs hatch, but will the others be okay without being turned? HELP ME!!! I feel like I'm forgeting something!!!

Jane


Mother of two princesses, and one small cowboy.
Reply
Jane


Mother of two princesses, and one small cowboy.
Reply
post #5 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Farm Frenzy 

I have 7 silkie's SUPPOSED to hatch on Tuesday, but they are in the incubator raising hell. Then I have 8 more that aren't due til January 6. What about those other 8 eggs? I know I'm not supposed to jack with the incubator til these pipping eggs hatch, but will the others be okay without being turned? HELP ME!!! I feel like I'm forgeting something!!!


Thats the problem with staggered hatches,  the first set needs higher hum where the other 8 dont !! 

Have you up'd your hum yet ??   What did you up it to ?

Is there a way you can turn them without opening the bator,  Somthing you can stick in the vent holes to roll them a little ?

If you open the bator to turn the others you are risking the others that are piping.  But the others should still be turned.

Go get another bator and use it as a hatcher, then you wont have any problems ( you know you need 2 )

♥♥♥♥'s silkies
Reply
♥♥♥♥'s silkies
Reply
post #6 of 28

I've got to say that one of my favorite parts of hatching is the chirping inside of the egg. On the first hatch I thought I was imagining it. barnie
But, on my second hatch, I could hear them peeping to each other, and I saw the shells moving. They hatched out the next day.

Come over to TheEasyGarden.com for all of your gardening needs!

Still Chickenless....
Reply
Come over to TheEasyGarden.com for all of your gardening needs!

Still Chickenless....
Reply
post #7 of 28
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by swtangel321 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Farm Frenzy 

I have 7 silkie's SUPPOSED to hatch on Tuesday, but they are in the incubator raising hell. Then I have 8 more that aren't due til January 6. What about those other 8 eggs? I know I'm not supposed to jack with the incubator til these pipping eggs hatch, but will the others be okay without being turned? HELP ME!!! I feel like I'm forgeting something!!!


Thats the problem with staggered hatches,  the first set needs higher hum where the other 8 dont !! 

Have you up'd your hum yet ??   What did you up it to ?

Is there a way you can turn them without opening the bator,  Somthing you can stick in the vent holes to roll them a little ?

If you open the bator to turn the others you are risking the others that are piping.  But the others should still be turned.

Go get another bator and use it as a hatcher, then you wont have any problems ( you know you need 2 )


Ya that would give me an great excuse to get more eggs too!!! Good thinking....clap

Jane


Mother of two princesses, and one small cowboy.
Reply
Jane


Mother of two princesses, and one small cowboy.
Reply
post #8 of 28
Thread Starter 

i had to work this morning so I had my mom come over just to keep an eye on them, and she said she heard the peeping this morning...she thought she was losing her mind.ep. So probably any time now right?

Jane


Mother of two princesses, and one small cowboy.
Reply
Jane


Mother of two princesses, and one small cowboy.
Reply
post #9 of 28
Quote:
Originally Posted by Farm Frenzy 
Quote:
Originally Posted by swtangel321 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Farm Frenzy 

I have 7 silkie's SUPPOSED to hatch on Tuesday, but they are in the incubator raising hell. Then I have 8 more that aren't due til January 6. What about those other 8 eggs? I know I'm not supposed to jack with the incubator til these pipping eggs hatch, but will the others be okay without being turned? HELP ME!!! I feel like I'm forgeting something!!!


Thats the problem with staggered hatches,  the first set needs higher hum where the other 8 dont !! 

Have you up'd your hum yet ??   What did you up it to ?

Is there a way you can turn them without opening the bator,  Somthing you can stick in the vent holes to roll them a little ?

If you open the bator to turn the others you are risking the others that are piping.  But the others should still be turned.

Go get another bator and use it as a hatcher, then you wont have any problems ( you know you need 2 )


Ya that would give me an great excuse to get more eggs too!!! Good thinking....clap


LOL,  Now you will have tons of babies !!!!   Well if you do get another bator you should have much better hatch rates,  it will be so much easier and less of a risk !! 

You didnt say...  What is your hum at ??

♥♥♥♥'s silkies
Reply
♥♥♥♥'s silkies
Reply
post #10 of 28

Give us PICS  as soon as anything happens!    smile

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Incubating & Hatching Eggs
BackYard Chickens › BYC Forum › Raising BackYard Chickens › Incubating & Hatching Eggs › OH MY GOD!!! There's chirping inside the egg!!!