My eggs are chirping

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by StoneyRidge, Apr 13, 2009.

  1. StoneyRidge

    StoneyRidge Out Of The Brooder

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    Yesterday was the 21st day and my chicken eggs should have started hatching. As of this moring none yet. We hear chirping every once in a while from the eggs. Some of the eggs are moving. I hope we have chicks soon.
     
  2. nivtup

    nivtup Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 24, 2008
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    Good luck with the hatch!!

    What kind of eggs?
     
  3. gapeachy

    gapeachy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    look with a flashlight if you have a window on top and see if you see little chips in the eggs....you should if you hear chirping....mine chriped yesterday and now I have 4 chicks this morning on my second bator hatch
     
  4. StoneyRidge

    StoneyRidge Out Of The Brooder

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    This batch are made up of Buff Orpingtons, a few Cochins of which type I do not know and several "barn yard" Bantams. I started with 40 eggs and two where discarded due to non fertile when we candled. The rest showed something inside.
     
  5. StoneyRidge

    StoneyRidge Out Of The Brooder

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    The wife called me home for lunch and we have one egg hatched out! Two more are moving around. I hope the rest follows suit. How long should I leave the new chicks in the hatcher? My hatcher is a styrofoam incubator with no tuner and no fan.
     
  6. my1stchicks

    my1stchicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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  7. CindyS

    CindyS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would leave them in until tomorrow, the majority should hatch within the next 24 hrs. good luck!
     
  8. Panther Creek Poultry

    Panther Creek Poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Congrats on the new baby and good luck on the rest.

    Sheila
     
  9. StoneyRidge

    StoneyRidge Out Of The Brooder

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    So far we have only 6 eggs hatched out of 38. The first hatched Monday around 11 AM. I set all the eggs in the incubator at the same time. Shouldn't they all hatch around the same time? How long should I leave the eggs alone before check them out? Being this is my first time how long should I let nature take its course?
     
  10. mediazeal

    mediazeal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Usually what day do you start to see rocking and earliest to hear chirping?
    I'm on day 19 of my first ever incubator and hopefully hatch.
    The waiting is killing me.
    I keep wondering if they will rock soon.

    thanks
     

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