Can they hear?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Amora02, Nov 8, 2015.

  1. Amora02

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    I am incubating 6 chicken eggs (Day 18) and this morning when I got up my 3 cockatiel birds were looking and chirping at the incubator. I candled on day 17 and it looks like I have 6 chicks. I was just wondering if my birds can hear the chicks peeping.
     
  2. lazy gardener

    lazy gardener True BYC Addict

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    I bet they can. Their hearing has to be more acute than ours. If your cockatiels are talking to the bator, they'll be encouraging your chicks to hatch!
     
  3. Amora02

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    Does that mean that my chicks could hatch within the next couple of days?!
     
  4. lazy gardener

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    Hope so. Is this your first hatch? Day 21 is just a guideline. Some may hatch a bit earlier, some a bit later. Sometimes related to temp issues.
     
  5. Amora02

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    Yes this is my first hatch. My incubator has been at a solid temperature of 40°C. Lets hope for some chicks on Thursday!
     
  6. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Good luck with your first hatch :fl

    I've been known to play chicken sounds for my eggs (on my cell phone). I downloaded a clip of a hen cackling, when I play it, the eggs will peep back to it (pretty darn adorable).
     
  7. Amora02

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    Cute! I will try that. Thankyou
     
  8. Amora02

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    I candled them at day 17 and all the air cells looked good so I hope that I get at least 3 chicks
     
  9. Amora02

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    OMG!!!! I am so happy it is day 20 and we have a pipped egg!! I think seeing as it is rememberance day in Aus and it is also my beautiful step-mums bday I am going to call it Kimonique-Poppy!!!
     
  10. howfunkyisurchicken

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    :woot
     

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