Chirping Inside the Egg??!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by champers44, Mar 6, 2016.

  1. champers44

    champers44 Out Of The Brooder

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    I just woke up to hear chirping in my room. Naturally I thought it was the birds outside, but I soon realized it was one of my chicks in the incubator. Is this normal? Do I need to intervene? None of the eggs have pipped that I can see unless the pip is on the bottom. Can the pip be on the bottom side?
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    I know nothing about using incubators, but i hear chicks a day before they hatch under their broody mother, so I'd say do nothing or at least pending expert advice to the contrary.

    All the best
    CT
     
  3. chickhatcher96

    chickhatcher96 New Egg

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    Yes that is normal!! It just means they have pipped into the inner membrane and after awhile-(could be as long as 12-24 hrs) they will make an external pip! Good luck!!
     
  4. FarmerMac

    FarmerMac Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X2, is normal to hear them before they hatch
     
  5. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, it's completely normal to hear chirping. Like chickhatcher96 said, it has just pipped into the air sac, and should be making an external pip within the next 24 hours. Good luck!
     

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