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It is day 20 and i cant hear any chirping

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Silkie Style, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. Silkie Style

    Silkie Style Out Of The Brooder

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    I know it isn't day 21 yet but i cant help wondering if they will ever hatch. These are not my first lot of chicks so i do have a fair bit of experience however at this stage they should be showing signs of life. On the other hand i have been checking their development by candling the eggs and they seem to be doing fine, but i still feel as if something is wrong.[​IMG]
     
  2. ashleynicole

    ashleynicole Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm at day 18 and was wondering the same thing. When will I start to hear chirping?
     
  3. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You don't hear the chirping until the chick has pierced the inner membrane, made the internal pip. I've heard peeping from day 19 and I've also had no problem hatches that were quiet. I didn't hear anything until the chicks were out of the egg or had pipped a hole in the egg shell.
     
  4. Silkie Style

    Silkie Style Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you for getting back to me.I have watched a video and it appears that you should hear them chirping on day 20 yet i haven't heard a peep from them and is day 21. I have contacted the woman i received the eggs from but she hasn't got back to me yet. I am hoping for an reason why they are late. [​IMG]
     
  5. dekel18042

    dekel18042 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think a lot depends on your incubator temperature. I can't remember if I ever went to day 23 (Others have), but I've gone to day 22 with no problems often enough.
     

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