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day 19 and they're hatching! update

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by RockyToggRanch, Jan 5, 2009.

  1. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    I'm on day 18 for my BO's and 17 for the others. I just heard peeping! Isn't too soon? I want to turn one more time tonight before we batten down the hatches.
    I've only ever done this one other time. I don't remember hearing peeps until hatch day.
     
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  2. Farm Frenzy

    Farm Frenzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've learned that sometimes when the temperature is too high, they will mature faster.
     
  3. Laskaland

    Laskaland ThE gRoOvY cHiCkEn

    Aug 2, 2008
    Nebraska
    Quote:[​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] PEEPING...
    Nope, I have noriced my BOs are popping out on day 19 lately?? The last 3 hatches they all came out on 19, healthy...
    GOOD LUCK!
    Christina
     
  4. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    It was high the first day. Does the peeping mean I should stop turning right away and up the humidity? Do they peep before hatch day?
     
  5. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    Oh no...I'm not ready. I don't have the brooder set up yet. I just bought the light and feeders today. There's a nice big wooden box I was eyeing at work to use. I'll have to grab it tomorrow.

    Darn! I just put in for a 4 day weekend so I wouldn't miss this. I may have to take a vacation week..
     
  6. Mrs.Puff

    Mrs.Puff Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They can peep as much as three days before hatch. BTW--my eggs (under a hen) all hatched earlier than 21 days.
     
  7. willowcol

    willowcol Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    Hi I believe to peep that have to have already pipped the membrane so I wouldn't turn anmore. Just me though. Not a expert. Better get the brooder ready, lol
     
  8. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    and they're in egg cartons. should I keep the carton tipped or set them flat?
     
  9. RockyToggRanch

    RockyToggRanch Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 22, 2008
    Upstate NY
    OOOhhh....early labor.
     
  10. Farm Frenzy

    Farm Frenzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd set them flat, but that's just me. They need the room to stretch after they hatch, and I think it might be more difficult for them to hatch in a carton. But after that no touchy! How cool, my silkie eggs hatched out on day 20 because my thermometer was off and I didn't know it. But I started hearing peeping at the end of day 18 and early day 19. [​IMG] Just make sure all the humidity and temperature is right, then try and forget about them...I know it's hard, TRUST ME!!!![​IMG]
     

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