I dont understand chirping

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by gapeachy, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. gapeachy

    gapeachy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 21, 2008
    Rome Ga
    how is it that i am hearing chirping and they are not out of the egg yet?....me and my dog heard it across the room....it is weird and I dont understand
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

    Apr 16, 2007
    Evening Shade, AR
    It's completely normal! [​IMG]

    First time I did a hatch, Skip looked into the bator window to see if we had any pips or zips. He came out to the livingroom and says, "I think your auto-turner needs to be oiled, it's making a funny noise.".

    So we make our feed store run, get home and the first thing I do is check the bator. That squeeking noise he was hearing just so happened to be an early hatcher! [​IMG]

    Happy Hatching!

  3. PeeperKeeper

    PeeperKeeper Chillin' With My Peeps

  4. equus2

    equus2 Chillin' With My Peeps

    They'll chirp once they pip through the air sack......might take a day for them to actually pip through the shell, and several hours to unzip. But if your incubation was spot-on, it shouldn't take that long.

    It's a sweet sound, isn't it!![​IMG]
  5. dancingbear

    dancingbear Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 2, 2008
    South Central KY
    I've heard them start talking before they even pip. I love the sound of a soon to hatch baby! When checking eggs (especially late ones that didn't hatch yet, and I think I'm done) and I hear that faint little peep peep peep, then I know they're alive!
  6. Intheswamp

    Intheswamp Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 25, 2009
    South Alabama
    "I don't understand chirping"

    I've got a copy of "Rossetta Stone for Chickens" coming. It was expensive but I'm sure it will be worth it. The actual Rossetta Stone website did not have it so I had to order it from a seller on eBay with the user id of "Gotugud". He told me it would take 5-6 weeks to ship (it ships out of Nigeria so the wait is understandable) and only accepts cash well concealed in envelope and mailed to a dropbox in Atlanta. I'm really looking forward to it![​IMG]

  7. my1stchicks

    my1stchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2008
    North FL

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