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Peeping inside the egg...is it possible or am I imagining things.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by SirTerris, Dec 15, 2015.

  1. SirTerris

    SirTerris Out Of The Brooder

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    I am on day 19 of my hatch, and had to add more water to my incubator....while the alarm was going off because i had the lid open, I was sure I heard distinct peeping coming from one of the belgian d'uccle eggs.

    Is this possible, or am I imagining things. I didn't see any pipping, just heard baby chicken noises....
     
  2. KeyFlock

    KeyFlock Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's definitely possible! You may hear peeping inside one or two of the eggs after they have internally pipped (broken through the air sac). Next comes the external pip!
     
  3. SirTerris

    SirTerris Out Of The Brooder

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    ....now the big question...how am I supposed to sleep knowing there are baby chickens peeping away inside their shells?
     
  4. mirandaleecon

    mirandaleecon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't fight it, just get some coffee ;)
     
  5. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    peeping in shell DOESN'T mean help me!, a pip in the shell DOESN'T mean help me. Sit on those hands!
     
  6. SirTerris

    SirTerris Out Of The Brooder

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    Im not doing anything, i havent heard any peeping since adding water to the incubator though....i just hope everything goes well, Im so worried ive somehow killed them all...
     
  7. gimmie birdies

    gimmie birdies Overrun With Chickens

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    It will peep more after it pips!
     
  8. mirandaleecon

    mirandaleecon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Don't fret, they don't continuously peep. They will have bouts of peeping/moving around while they are getting ready to hatch and then bouts of quiet while they are resting and absorbing their yolk.
     
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