Noise from the incubator

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by codeman, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. codeman

    codeman In the Brooder

    Mar 11, 2008
    On day 19 and I hear peeping from the sounds so cute. Does this mean anything? Could they be coming today???

    For those of you who said these last few days are both exciting and nerve weren't kidding!

    Thank you
  2. chickhamm

    chickhamm Songster

    Nov 20, 2007
    means they are active and getting ready to hatch. LOL i remember my first hatch.....i was like WTHeck?? thought i had a bird in the house at first [​IMG]

  3. JackieK318

    JackieK318 Songster

    Apr 29, 2007
    Congrats and good luck!!! [​IMG]
  4. twigg

    twigg Cooped up

    Mar 2, 2008
    It means they have *pipped* internally. That is, they have pushed their beaks through the internal membrane and into the airspace. They are now breathing air and will be hatching in about 48 hours.

    They now need humidity up around 70% to help keep the membranes soft, and prevent them sticking to the inside of the shell when the try to emerge.

    Good Luck
  5. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Mine started peeping the day before they hatched.........Congratulations!!!!! [​IMG]
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member 11 Years

    Good luck on your imminent hatch! I can't help but mention your screen name, codeman. I recently lost my 12 year old dog, named Cody after a character on a sitcom by the same name, who was called The Codeman, and we always called our dog The Codeman. Made me think of that mischievous boy!

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