Peeping

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by PrestonSloan08, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. PrestonSloan08

    PrestonSloan08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Once a chick peeps how long should it take for them to hatch!! Cuz I've never actualy been there when one hatches!! They are just there when I go to check!!
     
  2. a(TM)?HoneyBeea(TM)?

    a(TM)?HoneyBeea(TM)? Out Of The Brooder

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    Usually once the chick peeps, it'll be another 24 hours before it tries to make a pip.

    Once it makes the pip, it could be anywhere between 10 minutes - 48 hours before

    it zips out. :)
     
  3. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Good information! I'm in this boat myself right now and I'm biting my nails. [​IMG]
     
  4. PrestonSloan08

    PrestonSloan08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well didn't know how to spell it haha but I ment it has a hole In the shell!! So when will it hatch?
     
  5. a(TM)?HoneyBeea(TM)?

    a(TM)?HoneyBeea(TM)? Out Of The Brooder

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    It could zip out anytime between 10 minutes-48 hours.

    The small hole in the shell is called a pip

    Then it starts to 'zip' . It basically looks like they're unzipping a zipper all the way around the shell, haha.

    [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2011
  6. PrestonSloan08

    PrestonSloan08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks!! Will yall just pray this is a white one!!! Haha these quail come in brown tan and white colors!! And the other two are brown and tan!! So hopefully I will get one of each!!
     
  7. mar013q

    mar013q Out Of The Brooder

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    Good luck!
     
  8. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quail are adorable babies.

    Good luck that you get a white!
     
  9. PrestonSloan08

    PrestonSloan08 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes they are!! They are so tiny!! And I have them in a brooder with my silkie chicks!! (separated of corse) but they still must be so scared being in there with those giant chickens!! Haha I will post a pic of it tomorrow!! It is kinda funny!!
     

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