How long after you hear them Chirping till hatch?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Teresaann24, Feb 21, 2009.

  1. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    How long after you can hear the chickies chirping will they begin to pip the shell? Is it a good sign when you can hear them?
     
  2. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes it is a good sign. It means they have broken the internal membrane and are now breathing air!
     
  3. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    that is great...I dont see a pip yet? Will it pip soon?
     
  4. LocoPollo

    LocoPollo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They usually do pip soon after. As to exactly when, well, it is up to the lil peeper [​IMG]
     
  5. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    LOL, Ok good advice thank you...I just got so excited when I heared it chirping through the shell.

    Now just to stand back and wait..LOL easier said then done..LOL
     
  6. Knight Hawk Ranch

    Knight Hawk Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my first too hatches I heard peeping on day 19 and hatched most by day 21.
    On my last hatch (miserable hatch rate), heard peeping on day 22, all had finally hatched by day 24. My first bad hatching, was miserable, out of about 30 eggs only had 6 survivors. We won't be doing that again. It was a staggered hatch and dh had moved my bator to a new location.
     
  7. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    Great another day or so of waiting just my luck..LOL
     
  8. kryptoniteqhs

    kryptoniteqhs Rosecomb Rich

    Nov 14, 2008
    Perris, CA
    what day are you on??? im on day 19!!!!!!!! [​IMG]
     
  9. Teresaann24

    Teresaann24 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2008
    Eastern, Kentucky
    Today is day 22...Under a broody hen.
     
  10. Knight Hawk Ranch

    Knight Hawk Ranch Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is only day 9 for my recent hatch. And I have several breeds and some jackpot eggs from a local breeder (BC Marans eggs from Bev Davis).[​IMG]
     

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