Good or bad sign?? Help!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by silkiechick05, May 16, 2010.

  1. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is day 18 and while I was taking eggs out of turners, I heard peeps!

    Isn't it a little early to be hearing peeps?
     
  2. Princess Amri

    Princess Amri Is Mostly Harmless

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    Yes, that's a tiny bit early. But don't panic, they're probably fine. [​IMG]
     
  3. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does it mean that they have internally pipped?
     
  4. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There is usually lots of egg rocking and pipping before the hatch starts. Its just the way a chick and hen talk to each other before the big day. Everything sounds good. Lots of luck.
     
  5. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

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    Quote:Yes, if you hear peeping at least one has broken through the air cell. They may be a little early but hopefully they will be just fine. It can take a while for them to pip and hatch after they have broken through. Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  6. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is the chick even ready to come out at day 18?


    Temp was a steady 99.5 to 99.8
     
  7. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

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    Depends on how accurate your thermo is. If the temps were high the chicks will develop faster. Unfortunatly, it is a matter of trial and error with your equipment. You won't know for sure until the hatch is finished and then you can make changes for the next batch.
     
  8. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope the little guy will be okay!!
     
  9. silkiechick05

    silkiechick05 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No sign of anything yet.
     
  10. eggsited chickens

    eggsited chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had 2 of my eggs hatch at day 18...pipped at the end of day 17. They (all 28) were done before day 21 arrived and they all made it thru.
     
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