peeping on day 18? We have 15 chicks day 20! waiting on 3 more.

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by old mill poultry, Apr 4, 2009.

  1. old mill poultry

    old mill poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I took my jerseys off the turner this morning I distinctly heard peeping just now. No pipping, is this too early? I usually will hear it on day 20. I candled last l=night and thought some were really close to top of air cell. Should i worry?
     
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  2. rbseggs

    rbseggs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no need to worry. nothing wrong with early chicks
     
  3. old mill poultry

    old mill poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks! These are special jerseys.
     
  4. old mill poultry

    old mill poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just for an update. This morning woke up at 8am to 2 pips, just looked and we have another pipping and cheeping continues. I better get that brooder ready.
     
  5. MichiganWoods

    MichiganWoods DD (Artistic Digital Diva)

    Oct 6, 2008
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    [​IMG] So exciting. I love hearing those chirps! Good luck!
     
  6. old mill poultry

    old mill poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    we now have two chicks out and 9 more pipping.
     
  7. old mill poultry

    old mill poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right now I have 15 chicks out, one is still pipping and two are just a let's wait and see. Tomorrow at 10am is day 21 so maybe they might still pip you never know. I'm going to take them out tonight(the chicks) it's getting a little crowded in there. I'm actually happy with my hatch so far so whatever else is just a bonus.
     
  8. YeOleBroodie

    YeOleBroodie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Excellent! Now wheres the pixs? [​IMG]
     
  9. DuckyBoys

    DuckyBoys Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is awesome! Where did you get your Jerseys from? I am completely new to this breed this year but I love them. Please post pics when you have some!
     
  10. old mill poultry

    old mill poultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I lost two of the chicks tonight. I don't know why, I guess this happens. DD checked on them about 30min before and they were fine. I alos have another with a splayed leg, I'm usually not very good at fixing this sort of thing. She just crawls around.They appear warm, plenty fresh water and food, no marks like they were bothered with. I still have 13 big healthy chicks.
     

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