Hearing peeps!!! UPDATE: Got my second chick!!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by EastinChickens, Aug 6, 2010.

  1. EastinChickens

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    Today is day 21 and one of my eggs is rocking slightly and peeping. It is not yet pipped, and I am worried that It could drown / suffocate. Am I just over - reacting? Thanks for any input.
     
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  2. EastinChickens

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    Ugh. This is soooo hard. The peeps keep getting quieter, and still no pip... Is it okay?
     
  3. Chook-A-Holic

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    Step away from the bator and sit on your hands, they will be fine. Time will seem like it's at a standstill for awhile.

    Good Luck!!!
     
  4. EastinChickens

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    Quote:Lol!
    Thanks. You made me feel a lot better. [​IMG]
     
  5. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

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    Agree, resist the urge to help. They should be just fine and be able to hatch on their own. Good luck! Can't wait to see pics! [​IMG]
     
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Quote:This is helping me, too. I have 3 pips, a bit of peeping, but two of the pips have not changed at all since I first saw them. The third pip has the tip of a beak (I think) poking out!!

    But this is excruciating. I can hear very faint tapping, and an occasional peep. But ... but....

    ..anyway, thanks for the yank back to reality. Hatching can take over 24 hours, right???
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  7. hinkjc

    hinkjc Crowing Premium Member

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    Yes, 24-36 hours is not unusual. During this time they are positioning inside the eggs and absorbing their yolk. Don't forget, they are also learning how to breathe air via the air cell inside the egg. This is a lot of work for a chick and they do it in their own sweet time. Best wishes for you too!
     
  8. EastinChickens

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    Thanks for all yor input, guys!!!

    I may just be up all night keeping an eye on my incy. [​IMG] I will post pics as soo as a chickie hatches.

    I HEARD ANOTHER PEEP!!! It is just TOO adorable!!! [​IMG]
     
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  9. EastinChickens

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    Its now day 22. No pips, zips, or chicks, and my little peeper is still making noise.
     
  10. Chicken Chat

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    I know it is hard, but it's better for the chick if you wait. I remind myself this every time I incubate. Usually, I get a pip and then they do absolutely nothing for 24 hours or more. It is so hard not to think, "something is wrong, I must save them!". If your heat was a bit lower than optimum, they will come a bit later than usual. I am not saying that this is the case for yours, I'm just throwing out an example.
    Good luck with your hatch! I am sending positive hatch vibes your way [​IMG]
     

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