Day 23 Hearing chirps but no cracks

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Rusty Chick, Aug 16, 2018.

  1. Rusty Chick

    Rusty Chick In the Brooder

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    I'm incubating some eggs, and it's day 23, I can hear chirping when I whistle but no cracks yet. Whistles seem strong and there is movement. What to do??
     
  2. sawilliams

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    Chicken eggs? Or other? Chipping is a sign of an internal pip give them 12-24 hours to make an external pip (or hole)
     
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  3. Rusty Chick

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    they were chicken eggs, but they died :(
     
  4. sawilliams

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    Sorry to hear that. Chicken eggs should hatch at about 21 days. Chirping with no progress after 24 hours can be a reason to start assisting. I would look up and read about assisted hatching it may help you decide if, when, and how much your willing to do if the is a hatching issue in the future.
     

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