Eggs "twerking" and now chirpping as they start day 20

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MissB629, Nov 23, 2013.

  1. MissB629

    MissB629 Out Of The Brooder

    No pips yet but very active eggs and now lots of chirpping as day 20 started about an hour ago. I'm excited. Still air incubator, temps have been steady no lower than 99 and no higher than 101. Ran no water for first 18 days and added only a little bit at lockdown. Anybody else about to be hatching?
     
  2. Cynthia12

    Cynthia12 Always Grateful Premium Member

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    I go into lock down tomorrow. So a few more days for me. Good luck to you!
     
  3. kmollyhughes

    kmollyhughes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    18 eggs under 3 broody girls due to hatch Thanksgiving. Ahhh! Hope we get at least a few babies. Can't wait to see/hear anything! Good luck. [​IMG]
     
  4. MissB629

    MissB629 Out Of The Brooder

    Good luck Cynthia and Kmolly!! Woke up at 3 a.m. and I have one pip!
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  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    I've got my first hatching set...6 days to go.

    Good Luck!
     
  6. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    Chirping is good. It goads the other pips to greater efforts at hatching. This means fewer shrink wrapped chicks and all the problems that brings. Here's wishing you even more success.
     
  7. kmollyhughes

    kmollyhughes Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When should we be able to hear chicks in the eggs? On day 17-ish so almost done!! Eeeekkk
     
  8. MissB629

    MissB629 Out Of The Brooder

    Thanks ChickenGeorgeto. Wow what a day it has been! Eleven have hatched so far, two more coming on strong and several pipped. It looks like a good hatch so far. I'm into day 21 about six hours. I'm wore out and still got more to go. I'll post some pics here shortly.
     
  9. MissB629

    MissB629 Out Of The Brooder

    Good luck Aart!
     
  10. MissB629

    MissB629 Out Of The Brooder

    I didn't hear any of mine chirping until about lunchtime yesterday, that would have been right before day 20. I'm excited for you, keep us posted please!
     

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