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I think I heard a chirp, but no pip?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by cmgamble, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. cmgamble

    cmgamble Out Of The Brooder

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    Is that possible? My chicks should hatch today or tomorrow and I am so paranoid that they will not be able to hatch. I am almost positive I heard a chirp, but quite frankly as nervous as I am I am afraid its my imagination. Let me know. First timer here.

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  2. fowlweatherfriends

    fowlweatherfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, When they make it to the air cell they can then chirp. You will want to keep the top on your bator from here on out in order to keep temp and humididty up.
    Crossing my fingers for your babies on the way![​IMG]
     
  3. Foghorn

    Foghorn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is an exciting time. Be ready. It's just around the corner. Be sure to keep us posted and takes lots of pics! I love that big window on your incubator. Mine has smaller windows and it can be tough at times to see whats going on. We got our fingers crossed! [​IMG]
     
  4. cmgamble

    cmgamble Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks gang. I am sure now that it was a chirp. Any ideas on how long before I should see a pip?
     
  5. M.J

    M.J Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello. well i would not be worried for i have had chicks peep and roll while still in their shell with no crack and yet a week before due date.[​IMG]
     
  6. Saltiena

    Saltiena Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i heard the order is ussually peep then pip, good luck
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  7. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    LOL, I remember when I first heard it, too. I thought I was imagining it. They cheeped on and off for a few hours before the first pip, if I remember.
     
  8. cmgamble

    cmgamble Out Of The Brooder

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    still chirps but no pips yet!
     
  9. skeeter9

    skeeter9 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yikes!! I'll bet you are waiting on pins and needles!!!

    Good Luck!!
     
  10. fowlweatherfriends

    fowlweatherfriends Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hows your humidity? I don't recognize anything that may read humidity in your bator. You may need to wet a clean sock or washcloth real well with warm water and put in the bator quickly (so as to not let temp fall). Humidity at about 70% is crucial to keeping the membranes moist so the chicks can get out easily.

    Keep us updated on how things are coming.
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