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How long after when a baby chicken chirps inside the egg ,will it hatch

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Hi,i was listening to my 2 baby chick eggs this morning, they both move and chirp, how long will it b until they hatch?i am very new at this.Any advise would b very helpful.Thanks
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It varies a lot but about a day.

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Omg rly, koool lol, I cant wait I cant wait smile.png)))Thank you so much
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Omg rly, koool lol, I cant wait I cant wait smile.png)))Thank you so much
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The hatching process takes quite awhile as the chick will first "pip internally", i.e. into the air sac, so it can breathe. From there it will pip through the shell and eventually start "zipping" the shell open and complete the hatch. Most chicks will pip through the shell before they are ready to come out of the egg. They pip so they can get fresh air and get used to breathing properly. After pipping they will take a break and absorb the remaining yolk in the egg and the blood in the vessels in the membrane around them. This process can take up to 24 hours and some even longer, so don't worry if it seems the chick is taking too long and don't be tempted to help it hatch unless it's obvious that the chick is not going to make progress (after at least 30 hours). Here is an excellent article on assisted hatch that explains and illustrates the hatching process:

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/step-by-step-guide-to-assisted-hatching

 

Good luck with your hatch and keep us posted!

 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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post #6 of 21
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Omg, I just checked my eggs again, now I have 1 egg starting to crack open, they r coming smile.png)))))
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The hatching process takes quite awhile as the chick will first "pip internally", i.e. into the air sac, so it can breathe. From there it will pip through the shell and eventually start "zipping" the shell open and complete the hatch. Most chicks will pip through the shell before they are ready to come out of the egg. They pip so they can get fresh air and get used to breathing properly. After pipping they will take a break and absorb the remaining yolk in the egg and the blood in the vessels in the membrane around them. This process can take up to 24 hours and some even longer, so don't worry if it seems the chick is taking too long and don't be tempted to help it hatch unless it's obvious that the chick is not going to make progress (after at least 30 hours). Here is an excellent article on assisted hatch that explains and illustrates the hatching process:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/step-by-step-guide-to-assisted-hatching

Good luck with your hatch and keep us posted!
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Thank you so, much this is so exciting:)))
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Omg, I just checked my eggs again, now I have 1 egg starting to crack open, they r coming smile.png)))))

 

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Yahoo!  Good luck with your hatch!

 

Listen to Sumi.  The chicks can take a while from the time they break the shell, until the time they hatch out.  I had 1 chick pip the shell, and then it didn't start zipping for 35 hours later, and then took over two hours to complete the hatch after that.  37 hours total from the time we first noticed the shell crack.  Patience is key... and it's best to leave the incubator alone and not to open it if you absolutely don't have to.  Best of luck!   

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AWESOME!!! fl.gif

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