Heard a peep from one of Miss Broody's eggs!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sabrina24, Jul 1, 2016.

  1. Sabrina24

    Sabrina24 Out Of The Brooder

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    I was putting fresh water and food in the coop last night knowing today is day 20 and 21. I lifted up one of her wings to get a quick look and heard a distinctive peep! So exciting! I tried looking around her more but could only find 4 of the 5 eggs when she started to get annoyed with me so I left. I didn't hear anything a few hours ago when I checked but I am dying to look! I know I shouldn't bother her too much but how frequently can I check on her w/o being too disruptive to her or any eggs that are hatching? This is our first time having chicks and I am so nervous and so excited!
     
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    How exciting! You could probably check every 45 minutes to an hour, if you are very fast and the hen isn't upset.
     
  3. Sabrina24

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    Oh wow, I didn't think I could check that often. I will try to do closer to every 2 hours, it has been almost 4 so that means I will run down there soon!!
     
  4. TheKindaFarmGal

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    Just be quick so the eggs don't get cold. If the hen is getting upset, check less often. They should be fine checking every hour though.
     
  5. Sabrina24

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    Eek!! 2 eggs have pipped!! The one with a bigger pip has a crack and definite movement around it!! Tried to attach a video but my phone won't do it.
     
  6. TheKindaFarmGal

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    Yay!! What breed are they, if you know?
     
  7. Sabrina24

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    Not a clue. Got our rooster on Craigslist last year and the egg hatching right now is from our EE who is a total barnyard chick. I had heard the EE ahells are sometimes hard for the chicks to crack but this one seems to be doing great!! They are so vocal!!
     
  8. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Chicken Obsessed

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    I have mixed breeds too. I don't even know what breeds are mixed! [​IMG]
     
  9. Sabrina24

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    It hatched already!! A little black one, I didn't wanna bother mama too much but it's halfway dry already and trying to walk around. I didn't realize how excited I would be!
     
  10. Yoako

    Yoako Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! How many eggs in all? I think your excitement is contagious! :D
     

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