Eggs Moving but no sounds

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by HatchHatch, Aug 10, 2013.

  1. HatchHatch

    HatchHatch Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 18, 2013
    Hello, I've been incubating 3 peacock eggs (a bit late for the season). The temperature is kept consistently between 99 and 100, and humidity from 65 to 75%. Yesterday, I noticed them moving when I spoke near the eggs. The eggs also move when I light a flashlight on it. There are, however, no cracks to be seen or any sounds. Do you guys have any idea what's going on? I'm not really sure how many days it has been but it has definitely been 3 weeks, probably a bit more. Please share your thoughts.
  2. zazouse

    zazouse Overrun With Chickens

    Sep 7, 2009
    Southeast texas
    Did you forget to write down when you set them?
    Most of mine pip around day 25 and hached by day 26 ,
  3. HatchHatch

    HatchHatch Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 18, 2013
    We were given the eggs after the peahen had sat on the eggs for an unknown time. We have incubated the eggs for 2 weeks now and the peahen's owner believed she sat on the eggs for perhaps a week or a bit longer. This is why we're really unsure about when the eggs will hatch.

    Is it normal for the eggs to be moving a few days before hatching, though? The egg has been moving now and then, more so when we flash a light at it or talk loudly around it. There is, however, absolutely no cracks or sounds coming from the eggs. I'm becoming really worried that the chicks might be trying to get out but unable to do so.
    Last edited: Aug 10, 2013
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

    Jun 24, 2012
    My Coop
    Mine were moving at least two days before they started peeping. Once they start peeping, they should pip within 24 hours, I think.


    Disclaimer: I am a pea egg incubation novice, lol.
  5. WestKnollAmy

    WestKnollAmy The Crazy Chicken Lady

    Apr 22, 2008
    upstate SC
    My pea chicks are very quiet compared to my chickens, keets and ducklings when they are ready to hatch.

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