can you hear them peep in the shell??? ***PIC ADDDED***

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by chickchick, Oct 2, 2008.

  1. chickchick

    chickchick In the Brooder

    Nov 13, 2007
    Portland, Oregon

    My Buff Orp is on day 21 with her eggs, and last night when I checked on her I swear I heard the little chicks peep when she sat back down on them. No breaks in the shells yet, but was wondering if it is possible to hear them in there?
    Last edited: Oct 2, 2008
  2. chickenbike

    chickenbike Songster

    When we hatched eggs last spring, we swore we heard a peep or two.
  3. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

    Mar 3, 2008
    Yes yes yes yes yes!! [​IMG]
    That's a very good sign. [​IMG]
  4. chickchick

    chickchick In the Brooder

    Nov 13, 2007
    Portland, Oregon
    yeah, thanks, we are so excited, and so are all our neighbors and friends too!!!
  5. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    I heard them peeping as much as 24 hrs before getting a pip. Congratulations [​IMG]
  6. shelleyd2008

    shelleyd2008 the bird is the word

    Sep 14, 2008
    Adair Co., KY
    Oh yes! Once they pip the membrane inside, they get air, and can peep their little heads off! We had a hen leave the nest just yesterday, with 4 eggs left. One had a pip, and 2 turned out to be no good. I put the other to my ear to see if it was tapping, and it peeped at me, with no visible holes in the shell! It took that little guy till today (with the help of my dumb dad [​IMG] ) to hatch, but it and the pipped egg that also hatched are doing just fine!
  7. SGM

    SGM Songster

    Aug 18, 2008
    Easley, SC
    I have one hatched chick and the rest are in the shells and I can hear two chicks talking to one another. One sounds a little muffled or quieter and the other is louder since its already hatched. So yep you sure can.
  8. MagsC

    MagsC Queen Of Clueless

    Jul 27, 2008
    Yes, I have heard them, though some seem to be a lot louder than others.
  9. chickchick

    chickchick In the Brooder

    Nov 13, 2007
    Portland, Oregon
    Peach is now a mama! After being broody on and off most of the summer, her chicks hae finally hatched! The little blue egg is in the picture, and the dark brown egg is out now too, just waiting on number 3.
  10. AimsChickies

    AimsChickies Songster

    Sep 8, 2008
    SW Florida
    I had a batch hatch last week and I could DEFINITLY hear them peeping inside the shell. I thought i was crazy so I had a couple of other people listen for it.[​IMG]

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