Do you hear what I hear?!

Discussion in 'Quail' started by NicoleRook, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. NicoleRook

    NicoleRook Out Of The Brooder

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    How early have you heard you incubated eggs cheep?Thought I was crazy the first time, but pretty sure the second time.
     
  2. satay

    satay oz-e-chick

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    A day or 2 before they hatch normally is when I hear them.
     
  3. kenazzo2000

    kenazzo2000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    3 days before they hatch
     
  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Yeah, they start peeping in the eggs about a day or so before hatch. Funny, because if the brooder is close to the incubator, the ones in the brooder will call to the eggs and visa versa. Peeping in the brooder and peeping from the eggs in the incubator. Once that last egg hatches all alone in the incubator, the chick hears the ones in the brooder and starts to pace to get out of the incubator. LOL
     
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  5. kenazzo2000

    kenazzo2000 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hear them at night because my incubator is near my pillow
     
  6. NicoleRook

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    Very Quiet cheeps and one loud one last night, found what may be a pip....so unsure, guessing I should take off egg turner.
     
  7. Drapery Mary

    Drapery Mary Out Of The Brooder

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    Yes for sure!
    What day are you on?
     
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  8. NicoleRook

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    Day 13
     
  9. Drapery Mary

    Drapery Mary Out Of The Brooder

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    Sounds a bit early to be hearing it to me. Is it possible that the egg you are incubating was already being incubated by the mother?
     
  10. NicoleRook

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    It arrived through an ebay purchase so I'm really not sure.
     

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