tomorrow is their due date? questions!

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by TayFray!, May 17, 2011.

  1. TayFray!

    TayFray! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    so I have chicks that are due tomorrow, they have been candeled and some look right, some dont. I dont hear any peeps or anything (what should happen?)
     
  2. ThaJuicyJuice

    ThaJuicyJuice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most of the time I see minor indents on the shell to start. At due date you can hear the, cheeping inside because they have internally pipped the membrane into the airsac.
     
  3. PeakyBeaky

    PeakyBeaky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have some due today(16) and I don't hear anything either. Our last batch we had 13 and only 4 hatched. But, they peeped like crazy! We candled them before lockdown and all looked ok. So [​IMG]
     
  4. stonykill

    stonykill Overrun With Chickens

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    I know it is hard, but try to sit back and wait for it to happen.

    The 1st signs will be peeping, eggs rocking, and pips. Followed by zippering and then chicks.

    Try not to open the incubator...at all if possible. My best hatches have been when I just left the darn incubator alone for 24 hours while the hatch was happening. The more you open the bator, the lower your hatch rate seems to be.

    Good Luck!
     
  5. TayFray!

    TayFray! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks!
     
  6. stonykill

    stonykill Overrun With Chickens

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    Yw!
     
  7. gameboygal12

    gameboygal12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My egg is due tomorrow too! I haven't heard it peep nor see it move yet, But it won't actually be day 20 for the egg until 4:00 so maybe that's why...
     
  8. TreeHugger

    TreeHugger Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got three to hatch tomorrow. One started to pip this morning!
     
  9. hokankai

    hokankai Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My broody's two eggs are also due tomorrow! I checked on them yesterday and one peeped and wiggled in the egg! The other has a good air sac and had some subtle movement [​IMG].
     
  10. PeakyBeaky

    PeakyBeaky Chillin' With My Peeps

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    We have one PIP and you can hear peeping....hope I have a chick once I get home.
     

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