Day 19. I hear chirping. Is this normal?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kathyinmo, Aug 6, 2009.

  1. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Today is day 19. Went on lockdown yesterday. I hear chirping. Is this normal? My first time.... [​IMG]
     
  2. hollandmum

    hollandmum In the Brooder

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    Yes!

    I've only hatched a few lots - some have all arrived on day 20, and other batches I don't see a chick till late day 21 or 22.

    Good luck!
     
  3. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Ohhhhh, my gosh.... now I AM egg-cited! I hear more than just one peeper .... maybe 2. Oh no, what if it is too early. No pip yet though.
     
  4. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    It can't be too early. Chicks hatch when they are ready, no matter what the calender says.
     
  5. natchlaly

    natchlaly Songster

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    when i hatched my last eggs with the help of a good mum i could hear cheeping 2 days before first pip [​IMG]
     
  6. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Oh my gosh.... I've got a pip.... YES, I"VE GOT A PIP ! ! !
    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Now I'm worried.... I guess that is normal, too, yeah?

    Oh crap, i have to go to work (evening shift). Well, maybe that is good.
     
  7. halo

    halo Got The Blues

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    Yes, normal, too.

    It can take 24 hours from pip to zip, so don't get anxious. Sounds like everything is on schedule.
     
  8. natchlaly

    natchlaly Songster

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    Congratulations [​IMG] post pics when hatched
     
  9. cjexotic

    cjexotic Cj's Mandarin Ducks

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    Good Luck.. babies on the way..
     
  10. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    OK, I am home from work now .....

    OMG.... I have a chickeeeey ! The one that pipped is out! And, I have 5 more pips. [​IMG]
    I am so excited, and nervous, and worried, and ..... and everything else! Yeeeee Hawww, here we go .....
     

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