Day 18 and I hear cheeping

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  1. erin0415

    erin0415 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yesterday when I was candling my eggs before I put them in the hatcher I could hear cheeping out of one. I have never heard one this early. Has anyone heard their chicks this early, and did it turn out ok??
     
  2. old mill poultry

    old mill poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine were day 18 yesterday and I heard the cheeping too. I have 2 pipping right not. I think they will be okay, temp and humidity could have been a little off(higher norm). What kind are you hatching?
     
  3. erin0415

    erin0415 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am hatching showgirls. When I came home from work Sunday morning one had pipped and it hatched by the time I left for work Sunday night. Hopefully, when I come home in the morning I will have some more pips. I have never had any hatch on day 19. They often start hatching on day 20 and hatch over the next day or 2. I must have spots in my incubator that are warmer than others, even though I have a fan in there.
     
  4. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Temp was probably a little high.
     
  5. gervais22

    gervais22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It was day 18 yesterday got four in the bator. I candled for the last time and they were moving about, but when i checked up on them later one of the eggs (just one) was rocking like non-stop. looked like a see-saw, it's weird because the others didn't!

    Now it's stopped don't know if thats good or bad [​IMG]

    I got 2x Salmon Faverolle (one of them was moving) 1x vorwerk and 1x Old English Pheasant Fowl (a big brown chicken apparently really rare [​IMG] )
     
  6. erin0415

    erin0415 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, as far as I know still just have one. I had 2 pips yesterday morning that were slightly bigger when I went to work. Hopefully some babies in am.
     
  7. gervais22

    gervais22 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:GOOD LUCK [​IMG]
     
  8. Panther Creek Poultry

    Panther Creek Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cherring on those babies!
     
  9. erin0415

    erin0415 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today is day 21 (oops, now 22). So far I have 7 babies, another with a pip, and 5 with nothing. Hopefully more in the am.
     
  10. LilDucky85

    LilDucky85 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats!!
     
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