Can you tell which chicks will be strong by the last couple days of incubation?

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by Lilaby Babys, Mar 7, 2017.

  1. Lilaby Babys

    Lilaby Babys Out Of The Brooder

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    It is currently day 19, and I have one egg that's wiggling so much he turns himself over, and he doesn't stop especially when he's excited when I talk to him or chirp. Does movement in the egg determine how strong the chick will be? One more question, he wiggles and chirps a lot, does that mean he will pip soon or will it be another two days until hatch day?
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    There is absolutely no way to know survivability while still in the egg. As long as the incubator temp is correct, the chicks should pip sometime tomorrow and all should be finished hatching by the end of day 22.
     
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  3. Lilaby Babys

    Lilaby Babys Out Of The Brooder

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    Thankyou for your help, I'm hoping to see a pip tommorow, I will keep u updated
     

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