Egg is CHEEPING!! How long until pipping???

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by vanalpaca, May 1, 2011.

  1. vanalpaca

    vanalpaca Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2011
    Clyde in NW Ohio
    BTW, daughter thinks I am crazy and hearing things. She kept leaving and the egg would cheep again!!

    so it started cheeping about 11 pm tonight! How long till pipping, zipping, and hatching?

    They are still in the egg turner in the still hovabator. It's a staggered hatch that's next due on Thursday.

  2. mycutekitties

    mycutekitties Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 15, 2009
    Modesto, California
    within a day! Soon!
  3. CCourson05

    CCourson05 Popping like kettle corn...

    Jan 5, 2011
    Hickory Flat, MS
    I've heard chirping on day 18, and the little booger wait until day 22 to hatch. [​IMG]

    Confused me...
  4. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 4, 2010
    My Coop
    Shouldn't be too long. Mine usually start chirping about a day or two before hatching.
  5. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 16, 2010
    NEK, VT
    Do you have another incubator to finish off the early eggs of your staggered hatch? You'll want to take the older eggs out of the turners. Perhaps hand turn the ones due next Thursday.
  6. vanalpaca

    vanalpaca Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2011
    Clyde in NW Ohio
    Monday night was lock own on the older eggs. So they all went into the hatcher, too. The 4 that were due Monday nite hadn't hatched yet at my place, BUT there were 6 came home from my girlfriends Sportsman and 2 left over there with one of them peeping. This morning found one chick in the hatcher from the 3 eggs that were due.


    We are guessing at 3 pullets and 3 roos and the one born this morning is too wet to tell. These are Welsummer chicks and the girls have eyeliner and V's on the heads, the boys no eyeliner and smudgier V's or a DOT on the head.


    I did get a BLONDE chick which tells me that it's hen is not a pure Welsummer, still producing the odd chick outside the standards.

    (Good gives me something to compare).

    [​IMG] I am so happy!![​IMG]

    So I have a BUNCH of eggs in the hatcher and started more Welsummers in the bator. Hope for a dry incubation, steady temps and a better hatch![​IMG]

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