Jigglers

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by Sphinx, Nov 15, 2011.

  1. Sphinx

    Sphinx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    When do the eggs normally start jiggling? I don't remember seeing them move until they were getting ready to pip the first time I hatched eggs.

    This morning, I was turning my eggs (day 12) and several of them jiggled.

    Is this normal or do I have exceptionally smart chicken embryos? Or am I hallucinating?
     
  2. lswatson111304

    lswatson111304 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have no idea, I'm on day 15 of my first hatch and would love to see this. Mine jiggle all the time..when I bump what the bator is setting on! LOL
     
  3. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    I'm jealous! I've been watching for "jiggling"!!! [​IMG]
     
  4. MamaMarcy

    MamaMarcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Genrally around PIP. I would think the embryos are a bit too small to jiggle the egg just yet. I bet you bumped them [​IMG] fun though isn't it?
     
  5. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    Quote:Bumped them? Yeh, like when I "accidentally" tapped the side of the hatcher.... and I call them "chickie, chickie, chickie," or tap on the glass like a kid in a pet store??? No, I don't do that. [​IMG]
     
  6. MamaMarcy

    MamaMarcy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sang "I see a tiny tiny TUUUUURKEY, a tiny tiny TUUUUUURKEY!"over and over to my turkey poults during incubation and the tune got more excited as they hatched.

    Ok, so I still sing it to them. [​IMG] They are so stinking cute...two of them....they let me hold them when I watch TV anad they just cuddle up and sleep. [​IMG]
     

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