So, it's day 21, I heard chirping yesterday and today, but no pips...

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by MNKris, Feb 8, 2008.

  1. MNKris

    MNKris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Should I be worried?

    I know, I know...sit on my hands. I haven't opened the incubator of course, and the humidity is at 64%. I have never not had pips on day 19 or 20, but those have always been bantams. These are standards.

    Is it normal to not have pips on day 20? I know the eggs were good when I moved them...

    Ahh the stress of it all...
     
  2. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    Is the chirping still happening? still as strong? I guess you know the drill.
     
  3. MNKris

    MNKris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The chirping is still going, and probably louder than it was. I am at work now, but at least 2 hours ago they were chirping. They sound a little annoyed to be honest.
     
  4. hinkjc

    hinkjc Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    They could be pipped where you can't see it. I am sure with loud chirping that they are fine. Be strong and patient. Keep us posted when they hatch.

    Jody
     
  5. MNKris

    MNKris Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One hatched, but must have a bloody navel. He/she didn't at first, but now there is a small amount of blood smeared on the hatcher floor. I think it is fine though. I can see pips now on several others. Good gravy, this is killing me...
     

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