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I can hear chirping!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by RoosterJuice, Mar 15, 2017.

  1. RoosterJuice

    RoosterJuice Out Of The Brooder

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    It's almost 1am here in Ontario, Canada. I can't sleep at all. It's day 19, I went into lock down this morning and I just heard chirping 5 minutes ago from my incubator!!!!! I have owned chickens for years but this is my first time hatching any eggs. I am beyond excited and I doubt I'll sleep at all tonight. Sorry for wasting your time but I was so excited I had to share this with my chicken community.
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    They'll chirp a day, maybe more before they actually hatch. I'd save your sleepless night for tomorrow [​IMG] but good luck with your hatch!
     
  3. MerleMice

    MerleMice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's not silly, I still get excited! Any breed in particular that you're hatching?
     
  4. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Go to sleep. Even if an egg pips tonight, it won't be ready to hatch until tomorrow morning at the earliest. The hatching process actually takes days. Your eggs are at the point of getting into position and breaking into the air cell. Then they've got to adjust to breathing, this can take more than 24 hours. Once they need more air, they pip. Then the blood vessels need to recede and the yolk sac needs to absorb, that can take over 24 hours. Only when the vessels are receded and the yolk is finished absorbing will the chick begin to zip and finish hatching. You're still 2 days from having chicks popping out of eggs.
     
  5. RoosterJuice

    RoosterJuice Out Of The Brooder

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    Easter eggers! My flock consists of RIR right now so I'm adding some colors to my eggs! :)
     
  6. RoosterJuice

    RoosterJuice Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the tips and knowledge everyone! :)
     
  7. MerleMice

    MerleMice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    EEs are always so attractive, their fluffy faces make them some of the cutest chicks, imo.

    I also have a hatch in progress, usually I have to plan activities to keep me preoccupied. Today it will include helping patch the shingles (terrible winds last week, and rain in Fridays forecast).
     
  8. Jennn27

    Jennn27 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ohhh I do love EE's!! Congrats! I still get excited, too! [​IMG] I just hatched 8 new fluff butts, myself. [​IMG]
     

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