Chicks chirping inside incubator on day 19!!! Is this normal

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by boykin2010, Jun 10, 2011.

  1. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Title says it all. This is my second hatch so i am nervous. Just wanted to know if this is normal or not....?
     
  2. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anybody?
     
  3. Saltysteele

    Saltysteele Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what are you hatching? chickens? full size or bantam?

    what have your temps been running. if you run a little hotter sometimes that can cause them to hatch sooner.

    also, before they actually pip the outer shell, they will pip into the aircell and you may hear them from that, also
     
  4. Griffin Nest

    Griffin Nest Chillin' With My Peeps

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    for chickens its totally normal
     
  5. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I have had chicks hatch on day 19. [​IMG]
     
  6. triplepurpose

    triplepurpose Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Me too, it's well within the range of normal. 21 is just a rough average, and they always hatch a few at a time over a period of a couple of days anyway so it's hard to pinpoint... congrats!
     
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  7. cashdl

    cashdl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Depends on the temp of the incubator. I run my incubator right at 100 and most of my chicks start hatching on day 19. I did have two hatches where the temp stayed between 97 and 99, and the chicks started hatching on day 21.

    Lanae
     
  8. boykin2010

    boykin2010 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been keeping my temperatures at 100-101 because i read somewhere that i should keep it at that because my incubator is a still air model. I am hatching bantams. I woke up this morning and 3 of the 6 eggs have already pipped and are chirping.
    I guess i am just a little over paranoid. My last hatch had about 15 bantams and 20 standard chickens. Almost all the standard chicken eggs hatched but not one of the bantam eggs. They were also fertile and grew. The day of hatching the bantam eggs pipped but that is as far as they went.
    This time is looking a little more promising.... Thank yall
     

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