Am I losing my mind?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by comp6512, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. comp6512

    comp6512 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eggs are in a lockdown, day 19 today. Of course I look through the incubator window all the time;)

    Once in a while I hear chirping. Can a chicken chirp inside the egg???? I see no cracks or anything. [​IMG]
     
  2. SarahIrl

    SarahIrl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they breathe air once they pip into the internal air sac and can then peep. Mine do it too, although it's very quiet and hard to hear over the fan, unless a couple are doing it. I have three eggs peeping and wobbling at each other all afternoon and only one pip this evening, I was checking on progress and saw it blast a hole in the shell!
     
  3. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Yes, you are probably losing your mind. Join the club.

    And yes, you will hear chirping!
     
  4. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lol, I'm on the same day doing the same thing!
    I think you can hear chirps when they pip the internal air sac so could well be what your hearing.
    Hope it all goes well for you [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. Rammy

    Rammy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first time I hatched I forgot which day was lockdown and went to turn the eggs one last time and heard chirping. At first I thought it was my parakeets until I realized it was coming from the egg!! I immediately put it back and added water and it hatched the next day. [​IMG]

    Rammy
     

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