I heard chirping in the Egg!!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by sheilawagner, Dec 14, 2010.

  1. sheilawagner

    sheilawagner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 batches of eggs.

    4 in the incubator and 5 under a broody hen. I've heard chirping sounds from both batches. They are now due any moment, day 20-21.

    Does it mean they'll hatch very very soon? like in the next day or two?

    I got SO excited when I heard the sounds, this is the first time I am hatching eggs. LOL. [​IMG] So I'm pretty happy about it.
     
  2. Chickie15

    Chickie15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When we hatched our first time we had a VERY noisey little egg! [​IMG] He hatched within a day of when he started cheeping. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] Keep us updated!!
     
  3. JustAChickenLittle&More

    JustAChickenLittle&More Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If he's anxious he'll be out and dry by the time you wake up. [​IMG]
     
  4. heathersboers

    heathersboers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine hatched a day after- theya re hatching now [​IMG] your getting closer!!!!
     
  5. minihorse927

    minihorse927 Whipper snapper Premium Member

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    They generally start to hatch within 24 hrs from the first cheeping sounds. I had some on my last batch that started cheeping and within a hour were pipped and out within 2hrs of that!
     
  6. NoseyChickens

    NoseyChickens Feathers On The Ground

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    Yep, it should be any time now! Congratulations!
     
  7. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    [​IMG] Isn't that just the greatest sound ever?!!! I love it when I hear chirping from an egg .... it is soooo exciting!

    Good luck!
     
  8. sheilawagner

    sheilawagner Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes it IS SO exciting. My heart goes pitter patter just because I know my egg has a living thing in it. I've never been fortunate enough to be a mother, so I have no mothering experience to know what it feels like when a baby kicks, but I guess hearing my egg cheep is the closest thing I can get to feeling my own baby. [​IMG]

    Hatching eggs requires me to practice patience, self control, and keeping optimism, because of all the eggs I set, only some come to the stage when they are cheeping, and now, there are so many moments I feel tempted to open the incubator, but I know better not to. It is really such a fun and rewarding experience. I have waited so long (ok, just 21 days) to get this far.. oh now I can't wait to see what colors they are. (These are not marked for colors). I really hope they will hatch successfully. These will be my miracle chicks because we had a power outage and lost heat to the incubator. If these 4 hatch, I'll be the happiest person around.
     
  9. funnybirds

    funnybirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh Oh Oh best of luck!!! Let us know how things progress.
    Sooooo exciting!!!
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