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Do chicks always chirp inside the egg?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by mattsom1981, Oct 11, 2015.

  1. mattsom1981

    mattsom1981 Out Of The Brooder

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    I ask this question because Im at the end of day 18 and ive heard nothing from my Silkie Bantam eggs. I dont have a real egg candler, but I held a torch up to them around day 9 and I could see what looked like lots of blood vessles and the eggs looked quite dark. When I "candled" them again on day 16 the eggs were completely dark except for the air cells at the end. So im guessing something has or had grown here but im just not sure if anything going to pop out on tuesday morning :)
     
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Chicken Obsessed

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    Sounds like they're progressing.
    I don't know if every embryo chirps, but many do.
     
  3. mattsom1981

    mattsom1981 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your message ChickenCanoe. I was sat watching them this afternoon, and would you belive it? the eggs started rockin 'n' cheeping!!
     
  4. mattsom1981

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    One thing though! Ive just noticed I forgot to put the water gaurd on, is it ok to lift the top quickly to put it on? thanks!
     
  5. ChickenCanoe

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    If there are no external pips, you can probably get away with it. You may want to mist when you do.
     
  6. mattsom1981

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    Cool, well I couldnt see any so I wipped it off and on again in a flash. The temperature hasnt dropped at all, obviously humidity will have but hopefully it will build up again by the morning.
     
  7. mattsom1981

    mattsom1981 Out Of The Brooder

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    So incase anyones interested, Im pleased to report both of my Silkie Bantams hatched with no issue [​IMG]

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  8. PerfectPlumage

    PerfectPlumage Chillin' With My Peeps

    Cute!
     
  9. mattsom1981

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    Thanks PerfectPlumage, I will try to get some better picks tommorow - they are super fluffy now!
     
  10. PerfectPlumage

    PerfectPlumage Chillin' With My Peeps

    Your welcome! I love silkies, they're just so cute.
     

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