When will chicks start to peep?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kscottjoyce, Mar 3, 2011.

  1. kscottjoyce

    kscottjoyce Chirping

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    I have four eggs due to hatch this coming Saturday. I am on day 19 and have heard that on this day they should break through the air sack at some point. Wondering how soon after the breaking of the egg sack you can hear the chicks peeping or chirping inside the egg. Also is the ability to make peeping sounds a sign that they have broken the air sack? The eggs make small movements from time to time, is that the chicks getting into position or would it be them trying to break the air sack, or both?
    Thank you for any info!
     
  2. Pascal PicklePants

    Pascal PicklePants Songster

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    Yes they could start breaking through day 19. Yes you are right, they won't peep til the break the membrane, because that's when they start breathing air. Yes the movement is the chick gettin into position to pip.
    I've got some due to hatch on Sat too.
    Good Luck
     
  3. kscottjoyce

    kscottjoyce Chirping

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    Thank you and best of luck with your hatch!
     

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