Incubating first time

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by ctzdavis, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. ctzdavis

    ctzdavis Hatching

    Feb 16, 2013
    So we are at day 19 1/2. At which point do you think we should start hearing the little peeps out of the eggs? We candled them at day 8, only had one that was not fertile. Now I am nervous since I am a first timer. Thought's?

  2. red golden

    red golden Chirping

    Nov 22, 2012
    roxboro nc
    Could be any time but don't give up to early in case they hatch late.
  3. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Rep of Ireland
    You won't be hearing them cheep until they have pipped into the air sac, which they will do at the start of the hatch. They may not cheep at all though, so don't worry if you don't hear anything. Mine usually doesn't cheep, or not so I can hear it and the first sign of life is when they pip externally.

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